David Alan Winters, 62, life-long Richmond resident, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at Reid Health. His death was attributed to heart disease.

Born August 3, 1959, he was the son of Dale and Anita Taylor Winters. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1978. During his early years, he attended Abington Christian Church. He enjoyed being a member of Youth softball leagues. David participated in 4-H several years and continued an interest in 4-H with his son.

David participated in a weekly bowling league for over 20 years, scoring several 300 games in his career. An avid hunter, David made trips out west, as well as annual deer hunting adventures on his family’s property.

For the past seven years, he was actively involved in Modified Dirt Track racing, having organized his own racing team, DWR Racing. Along with his son, David Jr., and friends, Bill Lewis and Jimmie Haager they built several cars. The team was known at racetracks in Liberty, Montpelier, Gas City, Eldora, and Brownstown. In 2018, the team won the American Ethanol Modified Track race.

Following graduation, David began employment with Dunham Leer / Farmhand, later he worked at NATCO and Wayne Works. His abilities as a skilled welder led him to a job at Elevator Equipment Corp., where he worked for over 35 years. He served as supervisor of the Power Unit/Platform and Sling Department.

Left to carry on his memory are his son and daughter-in-law, David Winters Jr., and Alicia (Smith) Winters; his mother Anita Winters; the mother of his son, Sherri Benge; special friends, Bill and Teresa Lewis; aunt and uncle, Jerry and Ann Krider; and Jimmie Haager, driver for DWR.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Winters.

Visitation for David Alan Winters will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 24, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Nate Lafuze officiating. Burial will follow in Goshen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to DWR Racing.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.