WINKLEY RICK J. November 15, 2012. Age 58. Retired from General Motors. He was known for being a great story teller and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed skiing, hunting, sailing, golfing, fly fishing, squash and tennis. Loving husband of Janice for 31 years. Devoted and proud father of Alex. Son of Marilyn and the late William Winkley. Brother of Craig and Cheryl Markman (Mike). Beloved brother-in-law and uncle of many. Also survived by his beloved labrador, Winston. Services will be held privately. Memorial tributes to the Michigan Humane Society. A.J. Desmond & Sons 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
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Rick was a good person and a good friend. I will miss him. He always had a smile for everyone.
Mr. Winkley, Althogh I never met you, I feel as if we have a special bond. Your wife is one of the strongest and most loved people I have ever met and she was so lucky to have you. I have heard many great (and hilarious) stories about you and I was looking forward to having dinner with you someday. You are in a better place and we will all miss. God bless.
Janice, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are most certainly with you and your family.
Janice, I am so sorry that you have lost Rick. Rick was a tremendous mentor and friend and he will be missed. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Hi Janice, I worked for Rick as his Adm. in the Treasurer's Office in the mid-80s. A great guy and I have so many funny memories of him. My condolences to you and your family. I was very shocked and saddened to hear this.