Avery Eugene Wingo, born May 10, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home Jan. 1, 2020, surrounded by family in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Having lived in the Berkshires since 1985, Avery was well-known and loved throughout the community by all who met him. He was a carpenter and a mason, and much of his work can be seen throughout the area. He had a wonderful singing voice and loved music, fishing, the outdoors, woodworking in the shop with his great friend Ed Domaney, and he loved to barbecue. His ribs were legendary! Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends, and was always there at the drop of a hat for anyone who needed him.
Avery is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan Wingo; his children Juanetta Gordon, Donna Carter, Kevin Robinson, Alecia Wingo, Angelene Wingo-Thompson and James Thompson, Avery Reginald Wingo, Jamesia Bingham, and Gabriel Gordon; his grandchildren Sadie McManus, Kiah McManus, Athena Wingo, Archer Wingo, Addison Viarengo, Jessica Dow, Brian Dow, Jamison DeBerry, Angelisa DeBerry, Lacey Corbett, Taylor Robinson, Andrea Robinson, Colin Robinson, Nathan Robinson, his best friend Great Granddaughter Ilyana Avery DeBerry and many other great-grandchildren; two nieces, Lois and Tina; and one nephew, Dwayne. He was preceded in death by his son Firman; siblings Ella, Loyd, Cletus and Geroid; parents Wilma and Clifford; and his grandparents who raised him: Richard and Avie James.
His wake is open to the public and will be held Saturday, Jan, 11, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Birches-Roy Funeral Home, 33 South St., Great Barrington, Massachusetts, (413) 528-3080. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.