Rickey Winters
1949 - 2015
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Rickey 'Rick' L. Winters
Evansville, Ind.
Rickey "Rick" L. Winters, 66, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2015, at his home. Although he is no longer suffering from the cancer he so heroically fought for almost four years, he will leave a tremendous gap that will never be filled.
Rick was born September 6, 1949, in Marion, Kentucky. After his high school graduation, Rick proudly served his country in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps as a forward air controller with TACP 1st Battalion, 7th Marines. After his service, Rick went to ISUE and earned his bachelors' degree in Political Science. His most recent employer was Premier Electric Inc. as a buyer and job coordinator. In the past, Rick was very involved in many organizations; Sr. Vice Commander, Chapter 7 D.A.V., Sr. Vice Commander Vanderburgh Veterans Council, Adjunct 9th District VFW, Board of Directors, Vanderburgh Veterans Council, VFW #1114, American Legion Post #8, SAR member, Leadership Evansville, and volunteered at the Coliseum. He also had great interest in genealogy, history, politics, gardening and USI archives. His family will remember Rickey as an awesome dad, paw paw, son, husband, brother, cousin, uncle, Marine "Semper Fi" and a friend to all.
He is survived by the love of his life whom he married over 42 years ago, Jean (Yeckering) Winters; daughter, Sharon Y. Winters-Ridener, of Henderson, Ky.; son, Brett L. Winters, of Washington D.C.; mother, Wanda Sue (Wilson) Winters, of Evansville; siblings, Linda S. Winters (Rick Tillotson), Raymond "Mike" Winters (Donna), Daniel "Dan" O. Winters (Kathy), and Steven R. "Randy" Winters (Debbie), all of Henderson, Ky.; grandchildren, Cameron Laine Ridener and Aubree Shay Ridener.
Rick was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Lindy Winters and infant sister Sharon Y Winters.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 am, Monday, September 14, 2015 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel-A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, with Pastor Fred Denton officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Evansville where the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will render full military rites.
Friends may call from 2 until 7 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel and again from 9 a.m. until time of serviced at 10 a.m. Monday.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Chemo Buddies, 6521 Greencove Ave., Evansville, IN 47715.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net.


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Published in Courier Press from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2015.
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September 13, 2015
Jean and Family,
We love you and you all in our prayers. God Bless.
Lee & Ellen Pitlick
September 12, 2015
Jean just letting You know your are in my prayers so sorry for your family's lost

Cindy and Darrell Johnson
September 12, 2015
Jean and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Let us know if there is anything we can do.
Lottie Iafrate
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