John R. “Wink” Winkley, 84, died Sept. 16 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1926, to Leon and Laura Wait Winkley, in Burns. He worked for Boeing Aircraft Co. for 18 years and was a Reno County warrant officer.
He was a 32nd degree Mason, a grandmaster, a Shriner member, and a part of the scooter patrol.
He married Nina J. “Peggy” Handy on Aug. 11, 1951, in Wichita. She died April 18, 2001.
He is survived by daughters Marilyn Dickson of South Hutchinson and Donna Pitzer of Hutchinson; grandchildren Robbie and Jennifer Dickson, great-grandchild Kailyn Dickson, brother Kenneth Winkley, and sister Joan Wambsganss, all of Hutchinson; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death