William Marshall Winslow (Woody), 68, of Matthews, NC, passed away on May 22nd, 2023 surrounded by his family. Born August 28th, 1954 to Frances & Robert Winslow, Woody was one of seven children. Woody graduated from The Citadel and immediately joined the Navy. Woody was a Naval Aviator for seven years before he retired as a Lieutenant Commander. After he left the Navy, Woody was a pilot for many years for Piedmont, US Airways & American Airlines.
He was a loving husband to his wife, Cindy, for 41 years and father to his 4 girls, Katie, Annie, Laura and Maggie. Woody loved traveling around the world as a pilot and with his family. His passion for cooking came from learning different techniques throughout his travels. Some of his favorite times were spent at home with his family lounging by the pool.
Woody is predeceased by his parents Fran & Bob Winslow and his sister, Laura Kershaw. He is survived by his soulmate, Cindy Winslow, four daughters and three son in laws: Katie Winslow & Ian Washington, Annie & Lance Day, Laura & Bucky Parks and Margaret Marshall Winslow. He leaves behind three beautiful grandsons, Jackson William Kimball, Carlyle Parks and Lenox Day.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 26th at 12:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC. We invite guests to wear their brightest colors or Hawaiian shirts to honor Woody.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation.