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Grant A. Winans
Longtime Soulsbyville, California resident and retired US Army Sergeant Major Grant A. Winans passed away on December 29, 2021, at the age of 81.
Born in Oakland, SGM Winans lived in Soulsbyville for the past 37 years. He was the first CID/Special Agent to be selected to attend the Sergeants Major Academy. Because of his academic performance as a student at the academy, he was asked to return as a member of the faculty.
Among numerous service decorations, SGM Winans was awarded the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster). He was assigned VIP security duties for Vice President nominee Hubert Humphrey and family at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
SGM Winans is survived by his wife of 61 years, Annemarie Winans; his children and their spouses, Edith Gaither (Billy), Debra Foxx (Arnold, deceased), Tina Mather (Mark) and Brian Winans (Carol); eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Kelly Winans (2013), and grandson, R. Christopher Gaither (1988).
A funeral service was held at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora, CA.
Published by Sonora Union Democrat from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2022.
The above information includes details online here at the time of this posting.