Born April 17, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Roy S. and Ersa Kinnison Winkler, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett.
On Nov. 21, 1956, he married Charlene Casey, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include one son, Glenn Paul Winkler, of Montgomery, Ala., and one sister, Shirley Byrd, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Lee Winkler and one sister, Maxine Sutherland.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Revs. Ed Jansson and Scott Andrews officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Randy Caldwell, Joe Chandler, Chad Casey, Charley Casey, Bud Hunt and Brain Youtzy.
Honorary pallbearers were Wimp Tackeberry, Max Horner, Tom Chandler, Jerry Clark, Frank Carter, Jerry Carter, Bill Ponder, Eules Hively, Jim Horner and Dolph Pritchett.
Memorials may be made to the Caruth Liberty Cemetery, Shady Grove Baptist Church or the Television Ministry of First Baptist Church, Kennett.