Jerry Winans is a native of Wolf Summit in Harrison County, West Virginia. He has 8 siblings and married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Davis. He and Carolyn are the proud parents of 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Jerry is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, and served four years and one additional year involuntary extension, ordered by Pres. John F. Kennedy.
Jerry studied at Fairmont State College and has completed several technical courses through the years. His lifetime work has been in the oil and gas business, having being employed with the following companies: South Penn Oil Co. Delaware Gas Co, and CNG Transmission.
Jerry retired June 1, 1995 from Consolidated Gas Transmission Corp., now Dominion, and at the time of retirement was the Area Superintendent, Southern Division Headquarters at Clarksburg WV. He has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 1995, currently employed with HFS Realty in Fairmont WV .