O. L. Winkle, Jr.
December 24, 1928  -  January 22, 2019

O. L. Winkle, Jr.


Friends Gathering
MintonChatwell Funeral Directors
Broadway at Canadian
Fritch, TX  79036
Friday, January 25, 2019
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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Funeral Service
First Southern Baptist Church
520 Overland tr.
Fritch, TX  79036
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 a.m.
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Westlawn Memorial Park
8745 Hwy 136 - 6 Miles West of Borger
Borger, TX  79007
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O. L. Winkle, 90, died on January 22, 2019 in Amarillo. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch with Rev. Jerry Don Cheshire, Pastor of the 1st United Methodist Church of Fritch officiating. Masonic Graveside Rites will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Fritch from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday.

O. L. was born December 24, 1928 in Whitewright, Fannin County, TX to Oliver Levi Winkle, Sr. and Ola Newell Winkle who were sharecroppers. He has lived in the Borger and Fritch area for the past 70 years and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch. He was a Warehouse man for Phillips 66 for 39 years and retired and went to work for Zachary for the next 13 years. O. L. loved his work but he said more than once that he would never chop cotton again. He loved his family and 5th Wheel camping every year on Labor Day in Red River, NM. He also loved boating at Lake Meredith even though he could not swim at all, but he would bob like a cork with his two ski belts and life jacket he always wore. O. L. was a member of the Unity Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Pat, his son Darrell, two brothers and five sisters.

O. L. is survived by his wife Hazel, his two sons Danny Winkle and his wife Sue of Amarillo and David and his wife Donna of Borger, his sister Lee Winkle Landers of Duncanville, TX, his eight grandchildren Kevin, Jennifer, Brent, Dylan, Drichia, Darrell, Billie and Sylvia and his ten great grandchildren.

Mr. Winkle will lie in state at the funeral home in Fritch Noon until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday until one hour before service time.


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  1. Carla Flanagin
    Borger, TX

    O.L was a sweet and kind man. I always enjoyed seeing him in Morton's and talking with him. Your family was truly blessed to have him. God bless you with peace in this stressful time.

  2. George Doyle Forrester, Jr.
    Fritch, TX

    Danny, I am so sorry for your loss. I know I am late with this; but, I just saw it. My heart and prayers are with you and Sue and David and Donna. God bless you.

  3. Sam Price Family
    FRITCH, TX

    We would have loved to been at the visitation this evening to see you all, but we just learned about your loss. We are so sorry for the whole Winkle family. O.L. was a great man. We made lots of great memories with the Winkles at Red River and at sporting events. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sam and Carolyn Shelton
    Fritch, TX

    Hazel we are praying for you and all the Winkle family. May Abba Father's peace be with each of you. We had many wonderful hours playing Euchre, OL gave his opponents a challenge. He always gave me a big smile and hug. RIP OL Winkle, you are greatly missed!

  5. Sean York
    Amarillo, TX

    Danny , Your Dad is with your Mom and he is completely healed no more pain. You and your family are in our prayers

  6. Belinda and Steve Shirley
    College Station, TX

    So sorry for your loss. May GOD wrap his arms around you and your family and comfort you during this difficult time.
    God bless you.

    Steve and Belinda Shirley

  7. Donald and Robin MacAhan
    Amarillo, TX

    Danny, So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

  8. Susan Carson Cosby
    Hedley, TX

    Danny and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost Dad on February 2...not having our parents here ia ao hard. Such a comfort, though, that they are no longer in pain and are more alive now than they have ever been. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Susan Carson Cosby
    Hedley, TX

    Danny and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost Dad on February 2...not having our parents here ia ao hard. Such a comfort, though, that they are no longer in pain and are more alive now than they have ever been. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Peggy Patterson Petton
    Burleson, TX

    Danny & family, I am very sorry for your loss. I pray you are comforted knowing he is in a wonderful heavenly home now & perfect health again. Praise God for his promise that we will be join our loved ones for eternity for all of us who have given ourselves to Jesus. May you feel God’s comfort with you during these days.

  11. Zoe McGough
    Borger, TX

    Enjoyed working with O. L. He was a very nice gentleman.

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