I was very saddened today to learn that one of my former teachers had passed away. Mr. Nikki Winders was a substitute teacher at Crittenden County and always subbed for the Agricultural Classes. He was a Baptist Preacher and the Voice of the Rockets on the local Radio station WMJL.
I was blessed to get to know “Daddy Winders” as he was affectionately called throughout my time in the Crittenden County School System. And I was blessed to get to know him even more as I would always sit with him during Basketball games. (I helped broadcast all of our Basketball games on iHigh, while he voiced them onto the radio. He was a fantastic man who really cared about those around him. Probably my fondest memory was when he got locked in the AG office with my friends Stacia Snow and Cortni Head. We had been trying to fix the door and Daniel Patton and I had just walked out. The look on his face as he realized that he was locked in there in what turned out to be a 45 minute period was priceless. Mr. Winders was a wonderful God-fearing man who will be greatly missed by all in Crittenden County and especially by his students. May God have mercy on his soul and may he rest in peace.
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.