Thurman L. Wines
February 2, 2020

Thurman L. Wines, 68, of New Port Richey, passed away February 2, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Celeste E. Wines and one sibling Connie (Roger) Mennen. Children: Christian (Nikki) Kill, Brandie Wines, Peggy (Gary) Owen, Mercedes Dolly, Tabitha (Jarrod) Dolly, Kathleen and Samantha; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A service will be held in Florida at the American Legion, Post 79, {5329 Legion Pl, New Port Richey, FL 34652} on February 22, 2020 from 12:00 – 4:00pm, with a ceremony at 1:30pm.

Services in Kokomo, Indiana are pending final arrangements.


The following is the obituary notice that will run in the Kokomo Perspective Newspaper:

Thurman L. Wines, 68, formerly of Kokomo, In. went to be with the Lord
at 8:47 pm. on 2-2-2020 with his family at his bedside in New Port
Richey, Fl.
Thurman was born in Kokomo, In. to Katherine and Kenneth Wines on 09-
18-1951. He was married to Celeste E. Wines on 03-29-2011 in Peru,
Indiana. He worked as a welder/fabricator at Millbanks and Mohr’s construction. Being a
veteran of the United States Army, he cherished everything about
veterans and the military.
He enjoyed his Street Stock Racing career and racing at various tracks
such as Kokomo, Gas City, Montpelier etc. with all his friends and
racing family. He could ask for nothing more exciting. He also loved riding his harley down
the gulf coast stopping at different sights. He collected different
things such as flasks, vases, Large designer items and antique furniture. He mostly enjoyed his
weekend get-togethers with family and friends by the pool side.
Thurman had a huge heart when it came to giving. He would get lots of
toys to give out at Christmas and Easter to children and seniors
sitting in a restaurant; or paying for groceries. He loved doing benefits and fundraisers as he did at
the race tracks. The best is spending time with his children and
grandchildren whether it be in person or facetime.
Thurman is preceded in death by his mother and father Katherine and
Kenneth Wines, two brothers Darrell and Melvin Wines, three sisters
Karen Cogar, Carolyn Goldsberry and Peggy Butler.
He is survived by his wife Celeste E. Wines, one sibling, Connie
(Roger) Mennen of Kokomo, Children: Christian (Nikki) Kill in Ohio,
Peggy (Gary) Owen in Washington, Brandie Wines in Indiana, Mercedes Dolly in Fl., Tabitha Dolly
(Jarrod) in Indiana, Kathleen and Samantha. He was a proud grandfather of
13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion in New Port
Richey on 02-22-2020 from 12:00-4:00 pm. Celebration of life T.B.D in
Kokomo, Indiana pending final arrangements.

I would like to extend a special thank you to all nurses that cared
for him with Gulfside Hospice Center and Coastal Cremations in New
Port Richey Florida.


  • Ali Posted February 7, 2020 9:30 pm

    I’m going to miss you my friend ? My condolences to my beautiful friend Celeste and to Family and friends ?

  • Todd Smith Posted February 9, 2020 8:18 pm

    I am so so so sorry to hear this sad news about a good friend who was always willing to help anyone at anytime do anything that needed done thurman was a great man and lived a happy life with his loving wife Celeste I am so sad to hear of his passing, thurman was a great man with a high heart and will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Prayer for the family in this sad time

  • Kathy and Steve Stull Posted February 11, 2020 3:17 pm

    Praying for peace. It is no surprise that Uncle Thurman had such a big heart. It runs in the family and thankfully it has been passed down to us. I hate that he passed, but I know my momma was excited to greet her baby brother into heaven.

  • Camilla Gleason Posted February 11, 2020 11:43 pm

    Loved growing up with my wonderful uncle. Yes his heart was enormous. His sense of humor was contagious. He was that perfect uncle. Everyone is going to miss this special man. RIP uncle Thurm.

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