SAREPTA, LA- Graveside services for Clifton Cube Winkle, age 82, will be held Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM in Cotton Valley Cemetery with Bro. Jim Bell and Bro. Mike Richardson officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Springhill, LA.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bailey Mortuary, 304 First NW Street, Springhill, LA.
Mr. Winkle was born January 16, 1927 in Haynesville, LA to Cube Clifton and Jewel Mitchell Winkle and went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 20, 2009 in Minden, LA. He was a resident of Sarepta, LA, a member and deacon of New Sarepta Baptist Church and was retired from United Gas Pipeline Company after 38 years of service. Mr. Winkle was a 1949 graduate of Louisiana State University, was a U.S. Army Air Corp Veteran, having served during WW II with the Occupation Forces and received the John Holmes Companious Award for his 25 years of distinguished service with the National Weather Service.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Melba Nealy Winkle; two daughters, Nancy Winkle Bass of Tyler, TX, Susan Winkle Umphries and husband, Douglas of Sarepta, LA; son, Clifton Andrew Winkle and wife, Lee Ann of Sibley, LA; grandchildren, Ryan Bass and Kari Tatro, Allison Woodard and husband, Eric, Amy Uran and husband, Wayne, Scott Umphries and Erica Hudgeons, Clifton Jared Winkle, Madison Winkle; great grandchildren, Anna and Mathew Uran, Cora Woodard; nephews, Steven and Alan Sandifer and their families.
Mr. Winkle was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Helen Winkle Sandifer and brother-in-law, T.C. Sandifer.
Pallbearers will be Eric Woodard, Wayne Uran, Robert Smart, Glenn Robertson, Randy Dean and Jerry Bates.
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