|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2009|
Edward "Ned" Emerson Wine, on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 3:27 P.M., passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ after a long illness. He was born in Marshall, Virginia on August 4, 1922. He moved to Manassas in 1940 to attend the National Youth Administration School and met his wife, Alta Marie Wood. Ned is survived by his loving wife Marie of 66 years and five children, Gail Johnson of Richmond, Virginia, Donovan Wine of Manassas, VA, Joyce Partenheimer of Charleston, South Carolina, Judy Wine of Manassas, VA and Daniel Wine of Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. He was "Granddaddy" to 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Ned was the youngest of eight siblings that all preceded him in death. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Lois Wine of Marshall, Virginia and several nieces and nephews.
Ned served his country in World War II on the U.S.S. Lander. After the war he returned to his family and received his sheet metal worker's apprenticeship on November 21, 1947 and worked at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company until deciding to move back to Manassas with Marie and their two young children in 1949. Upon arriving in Manassas, Ned became the first walking mail carrier in town and started a part-time sheet metal business. Ned stayed with the post office until 1960, when he became a commissioned agent of the Humble Oil and Refining Co. He purchased the business from Humble in 1973 and E.E. Wine, Inc. was born. Ned helped deliver fuel and repair heating systems for the citizens of the greater Manassas area until he retired from the company in 1993 after three decades of prosperity and service to the community. The company continues his legacy under the leadership of his son Donovan and daughter Judy. Ned was an active member of the community, logging 500 hours of community service at Prince William Hospital, founding the Manassas Over-40 softball team, and serving as deacon, treasurer and Sunday School teacher for Manassas Assembly of God, a church he attended for over 56 years. Ned and Marie also served the international community by embarking on several missions trips throughout the developing world. Ned and Marie after the age of 62 helped build churches, community buildings, and schools for the less fortunate in the Dominican Republic, Belize, Mexico City, Guatemala, Morocco, Tanzania, Yugoslavia, Belgium, and Hawaii.
Ned lived by the adage that "You don't stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing." This saying inspired his lifetime commitment to physical fitness. He founded an annual walkathon attended by many Manassas residents; he rode his bike from Manassas to Florida several times, and biked all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean with his son Daniel in 1981 at the age of 58. He began walking over 2,300 miles a year after turning 60 and maintained this benchmark well into his 70's. Ned competed in the Senior Olympics on a local, regional and national level winning numerous medals.
He was very active in the lives of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and he will be greatly missed. Ned has left a lasting legacy of service, both to the community and to the Lord. Ned's unfailing belief in Jesus Christ that began in 1952 at a Billy Graham crusade in Washington, DC is shared by all five siblings. The Wine family's faith gave them much comfort throughout Ned's long infirmity. One of Ned's favorite hymns was "I'll Fly Away" and he has.
Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints".
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. in the chapel of the Manassas Assembly of God, 11500 New Life Way, Bristow, VA 20136, immediately followed by interment at Stonewall Memory Gardens.
---Potomac News 6/24/2009
Alta Marie Wood Wine (1922 - ____)*
IWO JIMA & OKINAWA
Stonewall Memory Gardens
Prince William County
Created by: FDP
Record added: Jun 24, 2009
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