John Windley was an influential figure in Saint Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho. Born in England, he had many accomplishments during his lifetime.
He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints and married Mary Foster in 1861.
Early Life and Education
John Windley was born on August 4, 1838 in Loughbrough, England to William Windley and Elizabeth Mitchell.
He was raised in a large family, under strict religious instruction. Furthermore, his education was top-notch.
In addition to his education, he worked hard to earn a decent living. He was an active participant in several organizations and an influential leader within the community.
He spent nearly fifty-eight years as a teacher, coach and principal at Pantego High School – positions which he thoroughly enjoyed. Furthermore, he was an active member of Pantego Christian Church where he served on its board of directors and sang tenor in its choir for many years. Additionally, he was a World War II veteran and passionate sports fanatic.
John Windley held several titles, such as being the highest paid employee of all time at South State Bank – where his achievements included several business and technology firsts. Additionally, he served on the Boards for Carolinas Healthcare System and Southern New Jersey Credit Union, spearheading their e-commerce initiative as a self-described “technology geek”. But perhaps most rewarding of all was watching his daughter move onto her dream job at SAFE Federal Credit Union where she has now joined their top of the line leadership team leading risk, compliance and fraud management programs at SAFE Federal Credit Union.
Achievements and Honors
John Windley has achieved an incredible amount during his illustrious high school athletic career. The Brentwood junior is an outstanding student-athlete and standout on both sides of the ball: on campus in the classroom and in the gym.
He has averaged 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Bruins this season – all team highs. In his first year of high school he helped lead his team to the Class AAA state tournament semifinals and has established himself as an invaluable asset on coach Greg Shirley’s bench.
His latest accomplishment was winning a coveted award from Gateway Tire and Service Center of Franklin. The Gateway Tire Athletes of the Week awards recognize one male and one female athlete from Williamson County each week.
John Windley was a tireless Christian who earned the respect of those around him. He served as Sunday School teacher, deacon, elder, cook, actor in church skits – the list is endless – and above all else an exemplary family man.
He is survived by his wife Glenda, sons Tonya Winfield and Scott Winfield (Lori), sisters Mary Virginia “Jenny” Gray and Gloria Windley, grandsons Nolan and Braydon Winfield, along with many friends and relatives.
John Pugmire and his wife Mary left the convict colony in 1861, moving to Salt Lake City where they were joined by Apostle Charles C. Rich’s Company as they made their way to St. Charles, Idaho in May 1864 where John homesteaded land alongside Brother Pugmire for themselves and their brother.
John Windley is a successful businessman and banker who has been in the industry for 43 years. During that time, he held various leadership roles at South State Bank and is currently its President. Most of John’s net worth stems from his professional career and investments in various businesses.
Windley owned a majority stake in HFI, founded in 1986. In 1992, Plaintiffs purchased an extensive amount of stock through a “1992 Securities Purchase Agreement.” (Defs’ Exhibit CC) In November 1996, Windley formed FSHI and then combined it with HHI to form The Healthfield Companies; throughout these transactions he acted as sole controlling person of both entities.