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WINKLER, Jerry William Gerald "Jerry" Winkler, age 81, of Stone Mountain, Ga., died Sunday, March 17, 2013. His funeral will be Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 11 am, with the remains placed in state at 10 am, in the Tucker First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy Moor officiating. Private burial will follow. Born in New Orleans, he was a retired Captain-06 of the Commissioned Corp of the U.S. Public Health Service, spending his career with the CDC in Viral Diseases with many years dedicated to the study of rabies. In his early career, he was a Veterinarian in Florida and was acting State Public Health Veterinarian. Jerry was a LT. in the U. S. Air Force where he was Squadron Commander of the 3700 Squadron, Lackland AFB. He was Deputy Director of the Global EIS program, Diplomat of the American Veterinarian Epidiology Society and member of the AVMA and alumni associates of Phi Zeta and was Honorary Member of the Academic Fraternity at Phi Capa Phi. He was a graduate of Tulane University, Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Wisconsin Masters Program. He received an Outstanding Service Medal from the USPHS, Outstanding Alumni Award from Texas A & M, Public Service Award from AVMA, World Health Rabies Award and was an Honorary Life Member of Public Health Veterinarians. Survived by his wife Elaine Blough Winkler of Stone Mountain, sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin Patrick and Sue Ann Winkler of Atlanta, Mark Stanley and Dawn Elizabeth Winkler of Centerville, VA., Matthew Gerald and Lynne Elaine Winkler of Durham, OR., grandchildren, Hannah, Samantha, Matthew, Katie, Jacob, James, Adam, Luke, one great grandchild, Annika and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions, in his honor, to a . Condolences may be signed at billheadfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 21, 2013
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