MIFFLINTOWN, Thomas W. “TJ” Winegardner, Jr., 30, of Mifflintown, died at 8:35 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home.
Born on December 11, 1983, in Decatur, Macon County, Ill. he is the son of Thomas W. and Barbara A. (McCray) Winegardner, Sr., of Pierson, FL.
In addition to his parents he is survived by: a son, Thomas W. “Liam” Winegardner, III, of Mifflintown, two sisters, Daphne M. Fay and her husband Eric, Sr., of Frisco, TX, Lacey L. Martin and her husband David, of Chantilly, VA, his maternal grandparents, Leroy and Judy (Aper) McCray, of Lincoln, Ill. and several nieces and nephews, Emma Fay, Hadley Fay, Eric Fay, Jr., Brody Martin, Ava Martin, and Bella Martin.
Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, William D. and Nancy Lee (Watson) Winegardner.
He was a member of the St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mifflintown.
“TJ’s” interests included hunting, fishing, four wheeler riding and racing sprint cars. His racing career began when he was 18 years old and just to name a few of his achievements he was the ASCS Rebel Regional Champion, Port Royal Speedway Rookie of the year, Port Royal, PA, East Bay Rookie of the year, Tampa, FL, and he loved driving with the renown PA Posse.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Lewistown with the Rev. William Weary officiating. Interment will held at a later date in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln, Ill.
There will be no public viewing; however, family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
For those who desire, memorial contributions to benefit “TJ’s” son, may be made to the Liam Winegardener Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Mifflintown, PO Box 96, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or at any branch office.
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