DALE - James VanWinkle, 80, of Dale, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his son's home in Ferdinand.
He was born Aug. 30, 1932, in Bristow to William and Glessie (Beard) VanWinkle. He worked at Witte Mill in Dale for 35 years, and was a member of Oakridge Pentecostal Church in Bristow.
He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps
during the Korean Conflict
, from 1953 to 1955.
Jim loved helping people and working with his hands. He loved the great outdoors, reading and tinkering with cars and tractors. He enjoyed his dog, Melody, and working on just about anything, but his passion was loving his family and taking care of them; he was always his family's rock.