Fred Hurt Winston was born on June 11, 1943 to his parents Fred and May Winston in Fort Worth , Texas. Fred passed from this earth on November 3, 2017 with his wife present.
Fred received a BA from the University of Central Oklahoma. He then acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, majoring in ceramics with a minor in sculpture. For many years, he worked as a potter. He once had a shop in Frontier City in Oklahoma City. He then became a patternmaker, working with foundries and opened his own business, Earthworks. He designed the prototype for the original City of Muskogee Guitar. After he retired, he began making dulcimers and banjos. He enjoyed building items with his grandsons and fishing with them.
Fred was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Edith Kyme, parents: Fred and May Winston, brother: Bill Winston and his wife Debbie, and his son: Jason Byron Winston.
Left to cherish his memories, his wife: Kim Ann Winston, of the home, daughter: Kyme Winston Nygard and her husband Bill, grandsons: Cooper Nygard, Stratton Nygard and Bryce Nygard of Frisco, TX, Cyndi Kane and her husband, John of Pawhuska, OK and cousin: John Kyme and his wife Nancy of Woodbridge, VA., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service. At Fred's request, there will be no services. Consideration can be made for donations to the Kelly B. Todd Center in Muskogee or the Helping Hands Ministry in First United Methodist Church in Muskogee
Published on November 8, 2017