Lost his battle with Alzheimer's disease and dementia on November 4, 2021. John was born on November 9, 1945, in Atlanta to John Wallace Winborne, Jr., and Bolling Spalding Winborne. He grew up in Atlanta and Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in 1963. A 1967 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he studied History and Classics, and was a member of the DKE fraternity.
Following graduation, John enlisted in Officer Candidate School in the United States Navy, where he served on the USS Sarsfield. His Navy days provided happy memories in recent years, and John enjoyed reconnecting with his OCS classmates during annual reunions in cities such as Denver, Annapolis, and Boston.
John attended law school at the University of Georgia, where he was on the Law Review. He then practiced law at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, and Murphy. He later became a partner at Neely & Player, where he formed cherished friendships with his colleagues. He continued practicing law with firms and independently until he was in his sixties. John volunteered his legal services to several non-profit organizations, and in 1987 he received the S. Phillip Heiner Award for his volunteer legal work. John loved reading, fishing, and playing golf. He was a lifelong member of the Cathedral of Christ the King.
A devoted family man, John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Haden Ridley Winborne, and their two children, Anne Winborne Stoer (Michael) and Elizabeth Winborne Piccolo (Christian), and his grandchildren Julie Clare Piccolo, Caroline Spalding Piccolo, Andrew Wallace Stoer, Katarina Clare Stoer, and Elizabeth Spalding Stoer. He is also survived by his brother Robert Spalding Winborne (Lauren), his sister Eleanor Winborne Murray, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. John was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Bolling Winborne Keefe, his brother Daniel Hughes Winborne, and his niece Elizabeth Spalding Keefe. The family wishes to thank Rawson Grobety for her devoted care of and attention to John.
A memorial service will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Tuesday, November 9, at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the Atlanta Mission and Respite Care Atlanta
Atlanta Mission and Respite Care
2353 Bolton Road NW, Atlanta GA 30318