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Wilson Funeral & Cremation Service

5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Darrell Wayne Winkler

June 6, 1966October 3, 2019
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Darrell Wayne Winkler, 53, of Charlotte died Thursday, October 3, 2019 at his home.

A native of Morganton, NC, Mr. Winkler was born to the late Ella Mae Winkler on June 6, 1966 and graduated from Freeman High School. Following his high school graduation, he continued to pursue his career and moved to Baltimore, MD. In the 90's, Wayne returned to North Carolina to be closer to family and friends and began working as a server at the Cypress of Charlotte, working his way up to the dining room manager.

Wayne enjoyed travelling, spending time with family, friends and his four-legged companion, Sam, watching old television shows such as I Love Lucy, The Golden Girls and The Andy Griffith Show and most importantly, spending time watching House Wives with his spouse.

Survivors include his husband, James McClendon of Charlotte; sisters, Beverly Patterson of Newton, Emma Lathrop of Morganton, Mariesa Winkler of Morganton and Sharon Bumgarner of Newton; brothers, Clifton Winkler of Morganton, Daniel Winkler of Morganton, Robert Winkler of Newton and his beloved Boston Terrier, Sam; several aunts; tons of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Sunday, October 6, 2019

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Emma Lathrop

October 8, 2019

I miss you little brother. That beautiful smile that you always had even when you where in pain. The way you always help people and love everyone. You are a very special man and will be terribly missed. I love you with all my heart. Kiss mama and hug her tight for now she has her baby boy with her.
You will always be in my heart. Again I miss you and love with all my being.

Fly high angel. Love you Emmie or as you always called me Lou Lou.

Jeff Elmore

October 5, 2019

Where do I start ? I met Wayne when we were 19 years old and shared a few years together and he helped me with my son treating him like his own and we remained friends ever since for over 30 years and traveled together with our husbands our best friends. SPECIAL thanks to James for letting stay in Waynes life he was a dear friend to me I will never forget him fly high Angel

Millicent Garmon

October 5, 2019

Always loving mont and wayne praying that god heals your heart and gives you peace and understanding for such a loss. Just a few months ago wayne came and spent the day at my job between me and my grandmother I will never forget that day nor him we talked for like 2hours about you guys throwing the best parties in the world lol and us having some of the best times in the world as a family with you guys he was sweet and very humble and he never complained when he talked about his cancer only that mont was taking excellent care of him and that it was in God's hands. We our family as a whole and friends are truly hurt by such a loss but will accept that god makes know mistakes and only takes his best to his side with that i know he is in heaven and having a very deep conversation with my mother as he and mont always did when they would visit her mont i love you and am always here

Ann Effler

October 5, 2019

I love you so much. Your smile was contagious and you were always there for everyone. I’m going to miss you so much, I already do. Rest In Peace Uncle Wayne.

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