Florida Trail Association

Remembering Don Winchester

Donald Winchester
Passed June 19, 2004
Sandhill Chapter: Trail Maintainer

In Remembrance of Donald (Uncle Don) Winchester
by Ted Kmet

Uncle Don was one of the most colorful and memorable character figures to ever join the FTA. He became active with the Cracker Chapter (Sandhill Chapter) in 1986 when he began to do trail maintenance along the Suwannee River. He was then a permanent figure in all of the chapter’s activities until his death in June, 2004. He was best known for his country style humor and was most remembered for his fireside tales and humor. The members of the Central Florida Chapter were especially fond of him for the color he added to their annual New Years Eve camp outs at Doe Lake.