Donald Edwin Wingate

Jan 10, 2017

Loving Husband, Father

WAYNESVILLE — Donald Edwin Wingate, 59, of Waynesville passed away in his home on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Archie Daniel “A.D.” Wingate.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sandy Browning Wingate; mother, Judy Morgan; daughters, Trina (Brad) Stokes, Tiffany (Jonathan) Walker; sons, Jason (Nicki) Wingate, of Davie, FL, Brandon Wingate of Asheville, Dustin Wingate and Cody Wingate; brothers, Danny Wingate, Randy Wingate, and Darrell Wingate; sisters, Pat Coward, Teresa Bell, and Lisa Dziemianzuk; grandchildren, Hayley, Hannah, Blake, Evan, Eli, Taylor, Allison, Aubrey, Emory and Kamryn.

Donald proudly owned and operated Wingate Drywall and Installation for 25 years. He liked to cook, listen to country music and grow a garden. But most of, all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Donald’s honor at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Smoky Mountain Chapel. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at