Jimmy Allan Winters\n05/23/1939 ~ 03/01/2023\n\nSOUTH JORDAN, UT- Our Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, and friend passed away on March 1, 2023, with his adoring wife, Jeanette at his side. Jimmy was born May 23, 1939, in Blanding, Utah to Rowena Allan and George C. “Buck” Winters. He grew up in Blanding and graduated from San Juan High School. His fondest reflections were the bonds he forged with his dear friends from his graduating class — as well as his ongoing feud with the local sheriff — the result of racing his non-street legal ‘57 Chevy through town with uncapped headers.\n\nAfter High School, Jimmy attended Brigham Young University. Mindful of his responsibilities and stewardship for his single mother and three siblings, and, in what became the guiding principle and mantra of his life, Jimmy returned home to Blanding to provide financial support and leadership for his family. He pursued every good-paying job available to provide the means to care for his family, from working in the uranium mines to ranch hand, working on oil rigs to hauling crude oil out of the basin. Jimmy’s work ethic was legendary!\n\nJimmy married Rose Jeanette Garner in 1959 in Goodland, Kansas, and was later sealed in the Manti Utah Temple. While running sheep for Pep Redd in Goodland, Jimmy convinced Jeanette to decline another marriage proposal and accept his. Jimmy was often reminded by his sweet bride throughout their cherished 64-year marriage, that she could have married a doctor! Jimmy and Jeanette returned to Blanding and he returned to hauling crude oil, but soon thereafter, secured a Teamster’s job hauling fuel for Amaco out of Salt Lake City. They moved their young family to Granger, Utah in 1965, where they resided in their home for 57 years. \n\nJimmy was a truck driver for 43 years. He hauled fuel, crude oil, and other petroleum products and freight. He drove for Amoco and P.I.E. Frustrated by reoccurring lay-offs, Jimmy purchased his own truck and acquired his own customers, and joked that he spent as much time “wrenching” as he did driving. He later secured the coveted opportunity to drive for Yellow Freight where he retired in 2004 with numerous awards and recognitions for many millions of miles of safe driving. Ironically, upon retirement, Jimmy and Jeanette purchased a beautiful Chevy Silverado and 5th-Wheel trailer…to hit the highways — together!\n\nJimmy was adored by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He especially loved watching their sporting events and was known for his distinctive “woot, woot, woot” from the sidelines. Jimmy and Jeanette were dubbed “The Great Ones” by their grandchildren. Jimmy truly was one of the great ones! \n\nJimmy’s purpose and mission in life were to care for his wife. Six months ago, he sold their home and moved them into Sagewood Independent Living. He knew his time in mortality was nearing its end. \nA lifelong and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jimmy served in many capacities, as Elder’s Quorum President, Bishopric Counselor, Executive Secretary, Cub Scout Leader, and at the time of his passing, Sunday School Counselor in the Sagewood Branch. Jimmy ministered, always, through quiet service. He was a powerful example and disciple of Jesus Christ and enjoyed a deep and abiding relationship with his Savior.\n\nJimmy was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and his grandson, Alex.\n\nJimmy is survived by his adoring wife, Jeanette, whom he cherished above all else, son Richard (Allison), daughter Sherri, son Todd (Serrela), and son Mark (Paula), 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.\n\nUntil we meet again — “Woot! Woot! Woot!”\n\nA public visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah from 6–8 PM. \n\nThe memorial services will be held the following day, Thursday, March 9 from 11 AM–12 PM, with a visitation from 10:00 - 10:45 AM.\n\nThe interment will be held immediately following the service at the South Jordan City Cemetery, 10630 South 1055 West, South Jordan.