George Bennett “ Buddy “ Winder, Sr., 81, of Little Cypress, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27,  at his residence.  
Born on Dec. 14, 1932 in Nacogdoches, to William Winder and Ada (Baker) Winder, he lived in Little Cypress for the last 45 years and in Orange County for 67 years. George worked as a teamster, professional truck driver and mechanic for Mann Construction and M. K. Ferguson Construction and he proudly served his country in the United States Army. George graduated from Mauriceville High School and he was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Orange. George will be most fondly remembered for his love of the outdoors, hunting, his ability to fix and or repair most anything, his skill in playing dominoes, attending sporting events for his grandchildren and spending time with his family.
George is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Winder and his sisters, Ruby Phillips and Lois Bazemore.  
Those who shall carry on his legacy are his daughters, Brenda Joyce Winder of Bridge City and Tammy Marie Neie and husband, Robert of Orange; sons, George Bennett “ Benny “ Winder, Jr. of Orange Garry Lynn Winder and wife, Angie of Orange and Larry Gene Winder and wife, Misty Bornholdt – Winder of Orange; grandchildren, Whitney Winder Land and husband, Shaun, Keaton Winder, Amber Martin, William Martin, Madison Martin, Marcy Neie, Chase Bennett Neie, Blake Winder, Brock Winder and Tabitha Holste; great grandchildren, Rhett and Emma Land; his nieces, Martha Ann Findley, Marie Logsdon, Billie Eaves, Ellen Peco and Loweda Kay Elliott. George is also survived by numerous extended family and friends.
Services to remember and honor George’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, Sept. 1, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev.James Lea and Mike Day, officiating. Rite of committal and interment will be held at 3:00 P.M. at the Fairview Cemetery in Lufkin where he will be laid to rest next to his wife.
A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.
Honoring George as pallbearers are Keaton Winder, William Martin, Blake Winder, Chase Neie, Brock Winder and David Martin.  Honorary pallbearers are Charles Rick, Sr., Sam Permenter, Julian Gross, Jimmy Wayne Raley, Charles Ricks, Jr., Sam Permenter, Jr. and Wilton Whitehead.
Condolences may be expressed for the family