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Memorial Park Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Jan "Rip" Van Winkle

October 22, 1937November 28, 2019

Jan (Rip) Van Winkle of Amarillo, Texas went to be with the Lord on November 28, 2019. Rip was born in Wellington, Texas on October 22, 1937 and had just celebrated his 82nd birthday. He married the love of his life, Evah Dell on November 7, 1958. They were married 61 years.

He is survived by one sister Sandra Johnson and one brother Jonnie Van Winkle. He had three children; Kim Higgins and husband Rick; Layne Van Winkle and wife Linda and Julie Rankin. He was Pops to six grandchildren; Matt; Koby; Landyn; Jordi; Sheldyn; and Emilee. Seven great-grandchildren Piper; Ella; Ila; Marin; Bennett; Emmarie; and Miles.

The family will celebrate his life with a private service and suggest memorials be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Services

  • Private Family Service

Memories

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