Joseph G. Winfree, age 76, of Lansing, N.C. passed away Friday morning, August 16, 2014.

He was a native of Raleigh and the son of the late Gaston M. and Josephine Phillips Winfree. Joseph was a past mayor of Rolesville, N.C. for 12 years.


He is survived by his wife, Rose Winfree of Lansing, N.C., a daughter, Ashlyn Winfree and husband, Matt Brady of Gainesville, Ga., a son, Scott Winfree and wife, Renee Kennedy of Anchorage, Alaska., and a very special grandson, Brady. 2 step-grandsons, 2 step-great grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A gathering in his memory will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the New River State Park at the Picnic Shelter Wagoner Access, Jefferson, N.C. Friends and neighbors are invited to share food, memories and stories. Memorials may be made to the MSA-Hospice, attention Dana Price, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, N.C. 28640 and/or the Lansing Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176 Lansing, N.C. 28643.

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Winfree family.

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