Boyd “Shorty” Van Winkle, age 87, of Berea, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Shorty was born in Jackson County, Kentucky to the late Cassius Winfred and Elva Eversole Van Winkle.
He was a mechanic by trade for Berea College where he retired.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Darlene Parker Van Winkle; and five siblings, Earl Van Winkle, Orville Van Winkle, Everett Van Winkle, Gilberta Smith, Theda Abrams, and Ruby Rice.
He is survived by four daughters, Patricia (Steven) Collins, Marquita Van Winkle, Wilhelmina (Michael) Bowman, and Ramona Callahan; step children, Jr Chasteen and Trina Howard; a granddaughter that he raised Kimberly Smith; siblings, Russell Van Winkle, Ruth Thacker, and Doris Cheek; 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2pm, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Lakes Funeral Home Berea with Bro. Doc Fox and Bro. David Flannery officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Steven Collins, John Phillips, Wesley Clark, Preston Bowman, Derick Bowman, Isaac McClure, and Noah Isaacs. Honorary bearers will be Art Van Winkle, Russell Van Winkle, Jr. Chasteen, Alonzo Rowlette, Eli Adamson, Myles Watson, Shelby Newcomb, Reagan Bowman, Jayden Bowman, Camden Flannery, Coleson Abney, Kenny Davidson, and Charlie Bowman.