Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral home
South Irvine —
Mr. Leighton Winkle, 91, of South Irvine, the husband of Dora Roberts Winkle,
passed away Monday morning, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Marcum & Wallace Hospital in Irvine.
Mr. Winkle was born on Jan. 12, 1922 in Estill County, at Leighton, Kentucky, being the son of the late Oscar and Edna Crawford Winkle. He was a retired farmer and automobile dealer, having owned Winkle Auto Sales for over thirty years and was co-owner of the Mt. Sterling Auto Auction.
He was a member of the South Irvine Christian Church, a former volunteer fireman and was a former member of the Estill County Fair Board. In 2011 he was inducted into the Estill County Agriculture Hall of Fame.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II having served with 164th Infantry Americal Division in the South Pacific. He was a member of the 164th Infantry Association and the American Legion Post 79.
As a young man, he loved to hunt and fish and being outdoors. Leighton loved his God, his family and friends and his country.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Roberts Winkle; one son: Winfred Leighton Winkle (Diana Richardson) of Irvine; one daughter: Deborah Dean Winkle of Lexington; three grandchildren: Winfred Leighton Winkle II, and James Glenn Winkle (Michele Brady) of Irvine, and C. J. Cain of Lexington; two special great-grandchildren: Abby Lynn Winkle, and Emma Kate Winkle; two sisters: Mary Helen Garrett (Jimmy) of Louisville, and Edith Anderson of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister-in-law: Ruth Winkle of Irvine, as well as several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: James Clinton Winkle, two brothers: Carlo Winkle, and Clay Winkle; three sisters: Geneva Hoover, Lura Fowler, and Mayfra Evans.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the Lewis Funeral Home, 224 Main St., Irvine, with Bro. Butch Arvin and Bro. Glyndon Mays officiating. Burial will follow in the Roberts Cemetery at South Irvine with military honors.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Lewis Funeral Home in Irvine.
Pallbearers will be: Winfred Leighton Winkle II, James Glenn Winkle, C. J. Cain, Wayne Roberts, Milton Garrett and Roy Dixon Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. Richard Stone, Dr. David Winkle, Joe States, Darrell Muncy, Charlie Park, Donald Hall, Shine Samples, Larry Henry, Clayton Roberts, Paul Roberts, Donald Roberts and Lloyd Roberts.
The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home of Richmond is in charge of the arrangements. www.cpcfh.com