GRANBURY — Richard Henry “Dick” Winder passed away Monday, December 8th surrounded by his family. He was 73 years old. Dick devoted his life to his family and to educating and coaching young people in New Mexico and Texas.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 12th at 1:00PM at Lakeside Baptist Church, 500 W. Bluebonnet, Granbury, TX 76048. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15th, at Craig Cemetery in Craig, Colo. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home.
Memorials: . In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation – Texas Chapter. 3219 Burton Ridge Drive, Spring, TX 77386 or online at http://www.bearnecessities.org
Dick was born on October 20, 1941 in Salt Lake City, UT to Richard Cahoon & Constance Ashton Winder. He was raised in Craig, CO on a sheep ranch and from a very young age showed promise and a love for athletics. He excelled and won post-season honors in basketball and football at Moffat County High School. He furthered his playing career at Mesa State College lettering in both basketball and football and earned Junior College All-America honors in football as an offensive end.
From Mesa, he went on to play football at Utah State University, lettering both years and started his senior year at offensive end. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education at Utah State in 1964 and received his Master’s degree from Colorado State in 1965.
During this time, he married his high school sweetheart, Ann Martin, on December 22nd, 1962 and they had their son, Greg, on February 8th, 1965.
Dick began his 41 year coaching career in Roswell (Goddard), NM in 1965 and became the head coach at Roswell High School in 1968. While in Roswell, they had a daughter, Peri-Ann, on March 26th, 1969. From Roswell, Dick went on to lead programs at Odessa High, Monahans, and Abilene Cooper and briefly left coaching to pursue a business venture when he purchased Athletic Supply in Odessa.
Dick got his first opportunity to coach at the collegiate level when he was hired as quarterbacks coach for one season at the University of New Mexico in 1979 and returned to the college ranks in 1984 at Texas Tech University. He coached at Texas Tech from 1984 to 1995 serving as Offensive Coordinator from 1986 on setting numerous school offensive records. He left Texas Tech in 1996 to be the Offensive Coordinator at the University of Oklahoma. Before fall practice in his first year at Oklahoma, Dick suffered personal tragedy losing his wife Ann to a sudden illness.
From Oklahoma, he went back to Texas Tech for two seasons and then on to Tarleton State in Stephenville, where he married the second love of his life, Vicki Stiles, on June 27, 2000. Dick finished his career as Quarterbacks Coach at Texas Christian University from 2002 – 2006.
Even during retirement, Dick continued to coach young quarterbacks in private workouts and consulted with the coaching staff at Stephenville High School with his son Greg.
Dick loved sports and competition in general. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
He is preceded in death by Ann Martin Winder.
Survivors: Survivors include his wife, Vicki Stiles Winder,sister Jan Call (Craig) of Ogden, UT, Brothers Mike Winder (Donna) of Tomball, TX, and Brett Winder (Cindy) of Grand Junction, CO, Son, Greg Winder (Debby) of Stephenville, TX, Daughter, Peri-Ann Boydstun (Eric) and granddaughters Presley & Piper of Spring, TX, Step-Son, Brady Shackelford (Melanie) and grand kids Emily & Jackson of Midland, TX, Step-Daughter, Meredith Shackelford of Carrollton, TX along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Wiley Funeral Home
Richard “Dick” Winder, formerly of Craig, died Dec. 8, 2014, in Plano, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at The Grant Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Craig Cemetery.
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