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Boyd "Shorty"
Van Winkle

October 25, 1931 – August 10, 2019

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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Lakes Funeral Home
"Wishing the best for all his loved ones, he will be missed by all who loved him."
— Arthur L. Van Winkle Jr.
"Sorry for your loss!! Shorty will surely be missed!! Love & Prayers!! Deepest Condolences to his Family!!"
— Loretta VanWinkle
"Thinking of all of you at this time..."
— Peggy Taylor
"Debbie Davidson Wellman"
— Prayers and love for the family.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief, shorty was a wonderful person and will be missed , but we shall me..."
— Doug and Rovella Collins
"Thinking of you Marquita, and your family. Love you, Tara"
— Tara O.
"My dad, Elgin Van Winkle, was very close to Boyd. I remember them playing music together when I was a child. Dad has been gone for sev..."
— Veronica Allison
"To the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers."
— Fonda Chasteen
"so sorry to hear...prayers for the family "
— Danny and Beverly Burns
"Prayers for the family"
— Jeff Woodall

Obituary for Boyd "Shorty" Van Winkle

Boyd “Shorty” Van Winkle, age 87, of Berea, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Baptist Health in Richmond.
Shorty was born in Jackson County, Kentucky to the late Cassius Winfred and Elva Eversole Van Winkle. He was a mechanic by trade for Berea College where he retired.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Darlene Parker Van Winkle; and five siblings, Earl Van Winkle, Orville Van Winkle, Everett Van Winkle, Gilberta Smith, Theda Abrams, and Ruby Rice.
He is survived by four daughters, Patricia (Steven) Collins, Marquita Van Winkle, Wilhelmina (Michael) Bowman, and Ramona Callahan; step children, Jr Chasteen and Trina Howard; a granddaughter that he raised Kimberly Smith; siblings, Russell Van Winkle, Ruth Thacker, and Doris Cheek; 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2pm, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Doc Fox and Bro. David Flannery officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Steven Collins, John Phillips, Wesley Clark, Preston Bowman, Derick Bowman, Isaac McClure, and Noah Isaacs. Honorary bearers will be Art Van Winkle, Russell Van Winkle, Jr. Chasteen, Alonzo Rowlette, Eli Adamson, Myles Watson, Shelby Newcomb, Reagan Bowman, Jayden Bowman, Camden Flannery, Coleson Abney, Kenny Davidson, and Charlie Bowman.

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First Visitation

When Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Lakes Funeral Home
203 North Dogwood Drive
Berea, KY 40403
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Service Information

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 2:00pm
Bro. Doc Fox
Bro. David Flannery
Lakes Funeral Home
203 North Dogwood Drive
Berea, KY 40403

Interment Information

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Berea Cemetery
500 Oak Grove Ct., 500 Oak Grove Ct.
Berea, KY 40403
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