James Harve Winkleman, age 83, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born February 15, 1938 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, the son of the late Lewis Andy and Sena (Buckner) Winkleman. Harve, along with his wife Rebecca, attended the Fellowship of Praise Church. He had been involved with farming, construction and advertising, retiring from the Advertising Display Company where he constructed displays. He spent much of his life enjoying time with his family, being outdoors to birdwatch, fish, and hunt, and attending church services. Harve is survived by his wife, Rebecca Gay (Sparks) Winkleman, to whom he married December 11, 1965 at the home of their Pastor in Kentucky; children, Betsy S. and her husband James Coleman of Hillsboro, Joyce and her husband Scott Shelton of Hillsboro, Joseph Winkleman of Wilmington, and Alberta and her husband Chris Ecklar of Ft. Wright, Kentucky; grandchildren, Danielle (Clinton) Henry, Dylan Coleman, Tiffany (Landon Nill) Shelton, Jessica (Austin Brown) Shelton, Caitlin (Nelson Maxwell) Shelton, Amber Winkleman, Kimberly Winkleman, Michael Winkleman, Courtney Winkleman, and BriAwna Winkleman; great grandchildren, Karmann Maxwell, Alexa Doughman, Rayna Doughman, Shayla Hamilton, and Bayleigh White; two sisters, Edna May Pennington of Sandy Hook, Kentucky, and Evalena Ratliff of Morehead, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. In addition to his parents, Harve is preceded in death by five brothers, Ralph, Allie, Dale, Curtis, and Ronnie Winkleman. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington. Pastor Matt Morgan will officiate. Entombment in the mausoleum at Clinton County Memory Gardens will follow. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For more information, or to leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.arehart-brown.com, or see our Facebook page, Brown Funeral Home.
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