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John Hubert Winkler, Jr.


John Hubert Winkler, Jr. died at home on Sunday, February 4, 2001 after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. A native of North Caroline who served in the United States Air Force and graduated from the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, he was the son of John Hubert Winkler and Annie Finley Winkler of North Wilkesboro, NC He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Conway Lucas Winkler of Charlotte, NC; their children John Lucas Winkler of Austin, TX, his wife, Anneth, their son, John Martin Winkler, and Maria Winkler McGrath of Brooklyn, NY, her husband, Ian, their daughter, Conway Garlington McGrath; his sisters Robin Naughton of La Grande, OR, and Molly Good of Floweree, MT, and his brother James Winkler of Philadelphia, PA.

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a BS degree in Geology, he pursued a career in the oil industry that included U.S. assignments in Alaska, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, as well as overseas in Libya, England and France. After retiring from Schlumberger in 1985, he established Winkler Insurance Agency and earned credentials as a Certified Insurance Counselor as well as several other professional designations. He was an active member of St. Paulís UMC in Houston for 20 years, and an Eagle Scout who served as Scoutmaster for the troop at St. Paulís. He also enjoyed golfing with good friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at four oíclock on Friday, February 23, 2001 at St. Paulís United Methodist Church, 5501 S. Main St., Houston, TX. The Reverend Dr. James Bankston will officiate, and the family will receive friends at church after the service.

Rather than flowers, John would prefer to be remembered with a gift to the Boy Scout Troop of St. Paulís United Methodist Church.

 
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