William Carl Wingfield, 90, formerly of Collinsville, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, in Roanoke, Virginia.
Carl was born on December 18, 1931, in Martinsville, Virginia, to the late William Webster Wingfield and Pearl Rakes Wingfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annabel Lavinder Wingfield; sisters, Christine Compton Gregory, Virginia Frith, Bea Adkins, Dot Turner, Carolyn Hallum, Janice Gregory, and Arbutus Wingfield; and brothers, Bernice Wingfield and Vernon Wingfield.
Carl was a 1950 graduate of Martinsville High School, where he was a three-sport athlete. He was a star baseball pitcher, once pitching a no-hitter against Franklin County and unsuccessfully trying out for a Brooklyn Dodgers scout.
A few weeks after his eighteenth birthday, he joined the U.S. Air Force. Carl served in Korea during the war, managing the household of the commanding general of the Air Force. He met his future wife Annabel at the Liberty Heights Swimming Pool and corresponded with her throughout his time in the service. Once discharged, they married and settled in Figsboro before later moving to Collinsville.
Carl attended Virginia Tech on the G.I. Bill and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1958. After college, Carl worked as a bookkeeper for Prilliman and Pace, then as a production supervisor for DuPont and as a plant manager for Bassett Mirror Company until his retirement. Carl and Annabel instilled the value of education in their children and sent all of them to college.
Carl was a member of the Lynwood Club and an avid golfer, playing into his late 70s. He loved spending time with his family playing Scrabble, Rook and Gin Rummy. After the loss of Annabel, Carl continued to host and prepare large meals for family holiday get-togethers until health intervened. He was a loyal Hokie, following both the men’s and women’s teams in many sports.
Carl maintained a positive, youthful outlook throughout his life. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Carl was a past member of McCabe Memorial Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Wingfield of Mountain View, California; sons, Bill Wingfield (Julie) of Roanoke, Virginia, Steve (Lea Anna) Wingfield of Ridgeway, Virginia, and Randy Wingfield of Christiansburg, Virginia; and brother, Bobby Wingfield of Chesapeake, Virginia Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Allison, Baxter, Rachel, Emily, Kelsey and Dylan Wingfield.
The family wishes to express its appreciation for the comfort and care that extended family, friends, neighbors, and assisted living, nursing facility and healthcare professionals provided during the final years of his life.
A visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with a graveside service following at 2:00 p.m. at Roselawn Burial Park.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, Virginia is serving the Wingfield family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com.
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