We regret to inform you of the passing of Gene Winland. Gene went home to glory this past Saturday, January 12th. As noted by Russ Graves, our Conference Lay Leader and founding member of FLUME:
“The sad word that we have lost a friend, Gene Winland, brother in Christ, leader of men, and committed servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, brings a mixture of emotions. We know that he is embraced by our Lord, yet we will miss him. We grieve with and for Martha and the rest of Gene’s family because of the hole that has been created with his passing that cannot be filled. Yet the memories abound and offer some easing to the pain. Please join with me to offer our prayers, support, and ministry of presence.”
Gene Winland was President of the Florida Conference United Methodist Men, and served for many years as Conference Scouting Ministry Coordinator. He was a retired USAF Colonel. Gene also served on our FLUME Steering Committee from its inception, and was always an encouragement to all of us.
There will be a memorial service for Gene this coming Friday, January 18th at 2:00PM at:
Riviera United Methodist Church
175 62nd Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33702