James M. “Jim” Winkler, III, 67, of Stafford County succumbed to cancer on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 and has gone to be with the Lord.
Mr. Winkler was a life-long resident of Stafford, except for a few years where he lived in Jacksonville, Florida as a juvenile. He was a 1962 graduate of Stafford High School. Initially he worked at the US Naval Weapons Lab, Dahlgren; Army Research and Development Center, Fort Belvoir as an Engineering Draftsman working his way to Integrated Logistics Support Specialist; VSE Corporation as manager of the Marine Engineering. In 2005 he retired from Drug Enforcement Agency as an Information Technology Specialist.
Mr. Winkler also had a successful career in Real Estate and was affiliated with Aquia Realty, Mt.Vernon Realty, Weichert Realtors, and most recently with Avery-Hess Realtors. He operated his grandparents “Country Store” at Winkler’s Corner in the mid 60′s.
A member of the Falmouth Baptist Church, Mr. Winkler was also active in the Brooke community, where he lived most of his life. He was a long-time member of the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, where he developed plans and oversaw the building of the Fellowship Hall in the 1970′s. He was a Charter & Life Member of the Brooke volunteer Fire Department. He developed plans, selected contractor and oversaw expansion of the Brooke Volunteer Fire Department also in the 70′s. Mr. Winkler was elected to the Stafford County Board of Supervisors and served on the Board of Supervisors 1978-1981.
He is survived by his cherished wife and friend of 46 years, Cassandra Olive Winkler, two daughters, that adored him, Kendra Harley and her husband, Luther Harley; Leanne Winkler all of Stafford; his brother, David W. Winkler and wife, Nancy Suthard Winkler of Stafford; his sister, Brenda L. Hall and husband, C. Dale Hall of Wirtz; two grandchildren, Shannon Harley and Clayton Harley; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Deanna Phenice, his father, James M. Winkler, II, his mother, Eva Kearns Winkler Townsend, and his step-father, James Townsend.
A service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 28 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg with Rev. Leslie Powers officiating.
Burial will be private.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Falmouth Baptist Church 302 Colonial Ave Fredericksburg, VA 22405 or to Mary Washington Hospice 5012 Southpoint Parkway Fredericksburg, VA 22407.