Ricky A. "Racer" VanWinkle, 47, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home.
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He was born Sept. 19, 1965, in Huntingburg, son of the late Donald E. "Gene" VanWinkle and Linda (Schlachter) VanWinkle who survives.
Ricky was united in marriage to Wendy Reed Oct. 9, 1987, in Hawesville, Ky. He had worked at Global Cutting, and had also worked at American Colloid and ATTC. He enjoyed repairing computers, NASCAR and spending time at his river camp.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Wendy; his sons, Steven and Jason VanWinkle, both of Tell City; his mother, Linda VanWinkle of Dale; a sister, Michelle Taylor of St. Croix and his brother, Dave VanWinkle of Birdseye.
Published in Perry County News on Jan. 3, 2013