Robert Jeffrey "Jeff" Winstead, Sr., 62, of Francesville

Robert Jeffrey "Jeff" Winstead, Sr., 62, of Francesville, IN passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 following a long battle with cancer.


He was born on October 5, 1958 in Princeton, KY to Robert Smith and Mary Loyce [Howton] Winstead. The family moved to Northwestern Indiana when Jeff was a child.


On September 2, 2006 in Gatlinburg, TN, he married the love of his life, Kellie Austin. Jeff and Kellie met at the stone quarry south of Francesville and have been best friends ever since.


Jeff worked his entire life as a truck driver. He enjoyed working on trucks and spending time with his rescued animals. Jeff loved his grandchildren very much.


He is survived by:

Kellie [Austin] Winstead, Wife

Robert Jeffrey {Richelle) Winstead, Jr., Son

Johnny Winstead, Son

Lacie {Josh) Burnside, Step Daughter

Lindsey {Rich) Edmondson, Step Daughter

5 Grandchildren: Lilly, Sydney, Alexander, Landry, and Kylie

Mary Loyce [Howton] Winstead Felton, Mother

Tammy Long, Sister

Joe {Darrell) Winstead, Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Robert Smith Winstead, Father

Lori Hickey, Sister


No Services will be held.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.


Online Tributes may be offered at


Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

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