"While the past two weeks have been very difficult and challenging, our family has been blessed with an overwhelming amount of support during this time. My father was an incredible man. He was a dedicated father and a devoted husband, son, brother and uncle. He touched the lives of so many and will be greatly missed. Words cannot adequately express how grateful we are to everyone who has reached out with thoughts, prayers and condolences. We want to extend a special thank you to the entire Southwest Airlines family, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, Joe Castiglione and our OU athletics family, Clark Hunt and the Hunt family, John Dorsey, Coach Reid, and the entire Chiefs organization for the unrelenting support of our family in this difficult time. We ask your continued prayers during the coming days."
− The Winchester Family