Percy Sylvester Wines, 83, of Dumfries, peacefully departed this life after an extended illness in the early morning hours of March 13, 2021, at the Mt. Vernon Hospital in Alexandria.
He was born to the late Harry and Amanda V. Wines on March 29, 1937.
Percy received his education in Fauquier County. He was employed by the D.C. government as a special policeman at the MLK Building for 30-plus years, until his retirement there. He later acquired a second job as a custodian at New Carrollton, Maryland, and he retired from there in 2018.
Percy was formerly married to Gloria (Reid) Wines and from their union were born two sons, Lamont “Monty” Wines and Carlos Wines, who preceded him in death.
Percy accepted Christ at a young age at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church at Morgantown, near Marshall, under the leadership of the late Rev. Arthur Stuart. He was baptized in the creek along with his brother, Howard and several of their cousins. In recent years, he frequently visited and fellowshipped with the Salem Baptist Church in Marshall, his mother’s home church.
On September 24, 2005, Percy married Katy Jackson Lewis and from this union he gained two stepdaughters, Gloria Jefferson and Jennifer Lewis.
Percy lived a quiet life and he had a quiet demeanor. However, he could dominate a conversation in which he was fully engaged. Aged in years, but young at heart, he loved talking about his motorcycles, his cars and his appreciation for younger hipper music and contemporary styles. His signature look was his pony tail. He loved his family and often showed it through his generosity and willingness to lend a helping hand whenever asked.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Katy; his son, Lamont Wines; two sisters: Dorothy O’Neal of Falls Church and Gloria (King) Stewart of Marshall; a brother, Howard Wines of Marshall; two sisters in-law, Catherine Carter (Fred) of Front Royal and Julia O’Banion (Delancey) of Twinsburg, Ohio; two devoted friends, Pamela Price and Lorri Davis, with whom he shared a father-daughter like bond; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; his lifelong friends, Roscoe and Sylvia Sanford, along with several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Due to the current attendance restrictions, funeral services will be private.
Interment will be in Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery at Morgantown.