Calvin Kent Winters, 66, of Buck Mountain Rd., Elk Park, NC passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.

A native and lifelong resident of Avery County, he was born June 4, 1952 to the late Onard Grover Winters and the late Ethel Alberta Laws Winters.Calvin graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture.Upon returning home, he started Calvin Winters Nursery in Elk Park, which he owned and operated till his death.

He was a faithful and devoted member of the Heaton Christian Church.Calvin enjoyed living life to the fullest and spending time with his family.He enjoyed his trips to Pigeon Forge and going to the beach, he especially enjoyed fishing from the pier.He loved being in the out of doors and old cars, red old cars in particular.
Calvin spent a lot of time on his porch, where friends and family were always welcome..A sign on his porch reads “Welcome to our porch, where memories are made and worries are few.”

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Carol Winters of the home; sons, Adam Winters of Elk Park, Aaron (Neva) Winters of Elk Park; granddaughter, Eilidh Winters of Elk Park; grandson, Eli Winters of Elk Park; brother, Dennis (Celia) Winters of Shallotte, NC; very special friend and brother, Randy Stout of Roan Mountain, TN.

Funeral services for Calvin Winters will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Heaton Christian Church with Pastor Paul Cole officiating.Interment will follow in the Taylors Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 12:00 noon until the service hour.

Pallbearers: David Shell, Rick Shell, Matthew Sluder, Henry Clawson, Lear Powell, Junior Clawson, Bob Garland and Bruce Winters.

Calvin’s family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of both Cannon Memorial Hospital and Memorial Mission Hospital for the loving care they provided.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials in Calvin’s memory may be made to Medi Home HospicePO Box 1357Newland, NC28657.

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