Winkle, Bobby Lee

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Bobby Lee Edward Winkle, 53, of Riner VA, born on January 15, 1965 passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Winkle.

He is survived by his mother, Ruby Winkle, Brother Terry Winkle (Brenda); Mother of his children, Tammy Winkle. His children, Justin Winkle (Shaina Hylton), and Heather (Jeramie) Potter; His babies, Marleigh, Austin, Misstey, Kalli, Hunter and Kaydance. His sweetheart of 6 years, Sally Dee DiRico and daughter Keela Dee DiRico. Many nieces and nephews.

Born in Radford, Bobby grew up and lived his life in Riner, Virginia. Know as “Winkle” he was full of life, love, and had the biggest smile you’ve ever seen. A friend to so many, he grew up working with his father and brother on the family farm on Union Valley. He attended Auburn High School where he met the mother of his children, together for 25 years they raised two children. He has five amazing grandchildren, a bonus daughter, and granddaughter. Bobby also worked with Branch and Associates, GJ Hopkins Inc. and Childress Farms. Bobby was a true farmer through and through.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.. Graveside service will follow at Graysontown cemetery. Services will be officiated by Pastor Joe Walker. In lieu of flowers family request to make donations to your local FFA Chapter. Online condolences may be left for the family at