---- — Charles Winkler, 73, of Mt. Vernon, died 7:01 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
He was born June 9, 1940, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Earl and Pearl (Loss) Winkler.
Charles was a horse groomer.
He is survived by five brothers, James Winkler and wife Betty of Bluford, Marshall Winkler of Mt. Vernon, Billy Ray Winkler of Newalla, Okla., Robert Winkler of Mt. Vernon and Luther Winkler of Cisne; three sisters, Shirley Stephenson and husband Doug of Salem, Mo., Dottie Winkler of Donalds, S.C. and Agnes Harris of Woodlawn; special friends, Bobby Stewart and family of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Franklin Winkler; and one sister, Katherine Graham.
In honor of his wishes, he will be cremated and no formal services will be held.
Interment of ashes will be held at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.