Bruce Van Winkle, age 71 passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 15, 2014 at his home in Morgantown. By his side, was his loving wife of 48 years, Jeanette (Everts) Van Winkle whom he married on October 28, 1965 in Indianapolis.
Bruce was born in Indianapolis on June 13, 1943 to his parents, the late Carl H. and Alice M. (Hickman) Van Winkle. He was a 1961graduate of the Morgantown High School and went on to serve with the Indiana National Guard for six years. Bruce worked at the V & V Regal Store in Morgantown that his parents owned for 10 years. He was owner and operator of the Van Winkle's U-Sav Gas Station in Morgantown for 20 years which later became Mr. Video that he owned for 13 years and retired from in 2012.
Bruce enjoyed playing pool, putting a garden out and watching a variety of comedy, drama and western television shows. He really enjoyed playing and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchild. Bruce was a member of the Bean Blossom Baptist Church in Brown County.
He is survived by his wife; children: Brian (Kathy) Van Winkle and Deanna (Neil) Bauman both of Morgantown. He will be remembered by his brothers: Ross Van Winkle of Tonopah, NV and Wayne (Judy) Van Winkle of Morgantown; grandchildren: Brady, Joe, Traci, Rachel, Trenton, Daniel, Shaylene; great grandchild: Colton; sister-in-law: Susannah Van Winkle.
Bruce was preceded in death by two brothers: Keith and Kevin Van Winkle.
The Rev. James Brown will conduct a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Bruce to the Bean Blossom Baptist Church "Memorial Fund", 5858 Spearsville Road, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Condolences may be made to the Van Winkle family at www.meredith-clark.com.
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