James J Van Winkle

03/18/1979 - 09/12/2021


Obituary For James J Van Winkle

James J. “Cookie” Van Winkle age 42 of Hamilton passed away on Sunday September 12, 2021. He was born on March 18, 1979 in Hamilton the son of Ronnie Van Winkle and Brenda (nee Bond) Defelice. James worked as a concrete finisher for many years. He is survived by his father Ronnie (Karen) Van Winkle; his mother Brenda (Ronnie Branum) Defelice; one son Clay Van Winkle; two brothers Christopher Haynes and Shawn Van Winkle; sister Carrie (Ronnie) Thomas; grandmother Helen Van Winkle; step brother Justin Campbell; his girlfriend Crystal Reed and her daughter Tegan; and step father Mark Campbell. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Jeremy Haynes; his grandfather Raymond Van Winkle; his uncle Rickey Van Winkle; and his cousin RJ Shockey. Memorial services will be at a later date. THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.websterfuneralhomes.com

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  • I can't find the words that can describe how much you will be missed. You had a heart of gold. I see your big smile every day. All the times you called me for advice or just needed to talk. Will remain in my heart. All the times you checked on me too. You just showed up out of the blue with flowers for me and some for missy too. I love you and miss you . You sure loved Tea and Crystal . Fly high my nephew. Heaven sure gained a beautiful angel.

  • Cookie I will always remember your kind heart and unwavering love of family. While you will be missed deeply my sweet cousin you could never be forgotten 💛

  • Gentle giant gone too soon! Mr. Van Winkle would extend a helping hand to anyone in need. This man knew no stranger. His presence will be greatly missed, and name will live on forever.

  • Cookie I didn't get to see you and hang out with as an adult. I sure had fun times when we hung out in South Bend. I love you and will forever miss you and Jeremy. Until we meet again nephew. ❤️

  • James, u was a good friend and neighbor to my husband and I. No matter what time of day u seen us u would always say hi to us and Lord if 1 of our grandkids were at the house u, Crystal and Tea would always stop by just to see the babies. U r definitely missed and gone way to soon. Til we all meet again, Rest Easy..... R.I.P JAMES

  • Rest easy cousin. Hope to meet you in heaven.

  • James what a pleasure to raise you son .It was quite a trip. I enjoyed you for 20 years.

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