Obituary for Dallas Winter
Ponca City Now - July 8, 2021 4:40 pm
February 7, 1927 – July 7, 2021
Heaven gained a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend with the passing of Dallas Winter on July 7, 2021 at the age of 94. Dallas was born on February 27, 1927 in Canton, IL to Nelson and Carrie Winter. Dallas had a deep love for his country and joined the Navy at 17 during World War II where he served proudly in the combat air crew branch before transitioning to the Reserves following the end of World War II.
He met the love of his life and wife of 72 years Mary Lou Winter, while both were attending Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. Dallas was a high school Science and Chemistry teacher and was a Chemist with Shell Oil before relocating to Ponca City where he worked as research chemist for 24 years before retiring and pursuing his passion of restoring classic cars.
Dallas loved to travel and explore and it was this love that resulted in him traveling to all 50 states and 33 countries with his wife during their marriage. Dallas also loved to give back through volunteer work including church sponsored mission trips to Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Alaska. He was an avid sports fan and could often be found sitting in the stands or sidelines of his family’s sporting events cheering them on until his health prevented his in person attendance but he was always eager to hear about it.
Dallas is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Winter, daughters Marsha Ward, Krista (Don) Roberts and son Gary Winter. He was so proud of his five grandchildren, Jennifer (Landon) Hubbart, Whitney Guild, Julie (Jared) Wilson, Heather (Tyson) King, and Kelsey Roberts and nine great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Ponca City on July 10, 2021 at 2pm. Those unable to attend the Funeral Ceremony, may attend virtually on the Trout Funeral Home website, www.troutfuneralhome.com and click on the live-stream or toolbar icon on the top right corner after 1:45 PM.
Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.
Source: Trout Funeral Home