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Walter Dewey Windham

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for Walter Dewey Windham, Sr., 93, of Foxworth, who passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his residence. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Tyler Chavis will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

Dewey was stationed in California and faithfully served our country in the United States Navy. As a longtime resident of Marion County, he owned and operated two businesses in Foxworth including Windham's Tire Shop, which he retired from in 1990. He was a member of Foxworth First Baptist Church, a devoted husband, father, and grandparent to his family.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, William Monroe "Mack" & Minnie Maisy Windham; one Son, Walter Dewey Windham, Jr.; and one Sister, Kathleen Windham Traub.

He is survived by his loving Wife of 70 years, Ettie Fay Windham, of Foxworth; two Sons, Ray Lyn Windham (Karen), of Foxworth, Mikell Wayne Windham (Tracy), of Columbia; 4 Grandchildren; and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Windham, Tyler Windham, Cade Carroll, Noah Bryant, Brian Sheffield, and Anthony Bourne. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Mixon and Don Johnson.

The family would like to extend heart-felt thanks to everyone that helped care for Dewey during his time of illness, but especially the staff of Encompass Hospice, loving neighbors, and the church family of Foxworth First Baptist Church.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Walter Dewey Windham
January 14, 1926 - June 29, 2019





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