Official Obituary of

Henry Hugh VanWinkle

September 1, 1949 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Henry VanWinkle Obituary

SFC Henry ‘Rip’ VanWinkle passed away on March 23, 2024.

He is survived by his wife, Gwyn Yvette Wilson VanWinkle; sisters, Judy VanWinkle Schaeffer (Steve) and Roxie VanWinkle Blakley (Stanley); his sons, Henry VanWinkle II (Ashley), Bobby VanWinkle (fiancé Tammy); stepdaughter Jacque Hughes; stepson Lincoln Hughes (Ericka);15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Rip was a Retired Army veteran that served in Vietnam. During his time as an Airborne Ranger he received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze star with Valor.  He made Augusta his home after his retirement from the military and has many friends in the area. He was a Mechanic for many years, where he worked on heavy equipment and race cars with his son. He loved helping others, fishing, camping, cooking and remote controlled boats, cars and airplanes.

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