Leon Winkler

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Leon H. Winkler, 83, born November 25, 1924 in Greenville, son of E. H. and Louise Thagard Winkler, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 in Tallahassee, Fla.
He attended Greenville High School, Marion Institute and the University of Alabama and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Business Administration.
He then attended Georgia State College and received a degree in Hospital Administration.
He spent his career as a hospital administrator in Bonifay, Quincy, Milton and Jacksonville, Ala. He served in the Army of the United States in WW II and with the U.S. Navy in Korea. In 1954 he married Mary Grace (Susie) Covington and they had four children. He loved to hunt and fish and spent many happy years on Lake Seminole with family and friends. He was an Eagle Scout, member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, and of the Guy A. Race Guy’s Club, and member of the Old Quincy Exchange Club,
Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
He is survived by: wife, Mary C. (Susie) Winkler of Quincy; children, Susan Kaempfer (Al) of Tallahassee, Stephen Winkler (Cheryl) of Centreville, Va, Ann Hill (Jim) of Kennesaw, Ga. and Carol Mort (Jeff) of Long Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Marie and Ben Kaempfer, Amanda Winkler, and John Hill, Tyler and Quincy Mort; brother, Fred Winkler of Andalusia; sister, Louise Whiddon of Montgomery and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 206 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL 32351. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

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