Dr. Carlton Winbery, former LC professor, dies at 81

Dr. Carlton Winbery (Courtesy: Hixon Brothers Funeral Home)

PINEVILLE, La. (Hixon Brothers Funeral Home) - Funeral services celebrating the life of Dr. Carlton L. Winbery will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, December 21, 2018, in The Chapel of Hixson Brothers, 2701 Military Highway, Pineville, with Dr. C. Stewart Holloway officiating.

Burial will follow in Beech Creek Cemetery, Winfield.

Visitation will be observed at the funeral home on Thursday, December 20, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and resume on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Dr. Carlton L. Winbery, of Pineville, was born on February 15, 1937, in Urania, LA, to the late Tillman L. and Elma Foshee Winbery and went to be with his Heavenly Father on December 17, 2018, in Pineville, LA, at the age of 81.

Dr. Winbery was a graduate of Louisiana College. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Following graduation, Dr. Winbery went to Charleston Southern University to teach in the religion department. He then returned to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he taught for 13 years before returning to Louisiana College in 1989 as chair of the religion department, retiring in December 2004.

While at NOBTS, he co-authored his two best-known works on syntax and morphology with Jim Brooks, “Syntax of New Testament Greek” and “A Morphology of New Testament Greek”. He authored numerous articles on a wide variety of New Testament topics, traveled extensively in the Middle East, and has contributed to several publications for use in local churches. He was active in church life, preaching in numerous supply and interim roles and teaching in the church on a regular basis throughout his life.

He has been remembered as a gentleman and a man of the highest integrity and morals. He was a long-time mentor to many of his students and was often an encourager to many doctoral students too, as he expressed it, “give it your best shot.”

Dr. Winbery was quite a fisherman, as well. As a true Louisianian, he always enjoyed an opportunity to go fishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Ann Winbery; son, Dr. Stephen L. Winbery; his parents; and sisters, Nola Faye Wilson, Nina May Winbery and Ola Rae Winbery.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Jerry L. Winbery and wife, Benita Ferguson Winbery and Cuong Winbery and wife, Cindy Winbery; daughter, Shannon Winbery Cazes; daughter in law, Trena Winbery; grandchildren, Brenda Winbery Anderson and husband Scott Anderson, Joshua Winbery and Luke Winbery; great-granddaughter, Lou-ella Anderson; brother, Odel Winbery and wife, Emily; and a host of other family members and friends.

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