Franklin Nash Wininger


Franklin Nash Wininger, 87, of Washington, Ind., passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Country Charm Village in Indianapolis.

He was born Jan. 22, 1929, in French Lick, to Charles and Jennie (Pitcher) Wininger.

He married Janis (Gladish) Wininger Jan. 21, 1950, in French Lick.

Nash worked for General Motors in Bedford as a pipe-fitter and welder for many years.

He was a member of Bethany Christian Church, Montgomery Christian Church, and he was a Mason.

Nash really loved to sing. He sang with the Joyful Heirs Quartet. He was asked by many to perform “One Day At A Time.”

Nash also loved woodworking, and his pieces are scattered among family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Janis Wininger; two children, Billy F. Wininger (Sondra) of Montgomery and Cindy Shaw (Larry) of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Billie (Mark Chandler) of Haubstadt, Dustye (Jon) McCallon of Louisville, Kentucky, Jamie Shaw of Aurora, Colorado and Lori Shaw of Indianapolis; five great-grandchildren, Kallie and Eli Chandler, and Maci, Luci, and Molly McCallon; and one sister, Bonnie Nelson.

Nash was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Jennie; four brothers, Russell, Hollis, Joe, and Charles Wininger, four sisters, Romaine, Mary, Mildred, and Frances; and daughters-in-law, Barbara Wininger and Judy Wininger.

Pastor Jon McCallon will conduct a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin where friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the mortuary. Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery in Montgomery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana, 6847 Hillsdale Court, Indianapolis, IN 46250; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN, 46209; or Seasons Hospice, 8350 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46237.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street), Franklin, is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 738-0202.