Terry Van Winkle
By Kim Swindell Wood | May 4, 2018 10:09 am
Terry Van Winkle, 62, of LaVergne, passed away May 2, 2018, at Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville, after a brief illness.
Mr. Van Winkle was a native of Warren, Michigan, and a son of Rip Van Winkle and Pauline Mooneyham Van Winkle.
He never met a stranger, and, as a route driver for National Linen Service, he counted his many customers as friends. Known for his talents as a mechanic, his kindness and efforts to treat people fairly and go the extra mile earned him many longtime customers at Van Winkle’s Small Engine Repair, in LaVergne.
Mr. Van Winkle was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Temmy Van Winkle.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Van Winkle; a daughter, Stefanie Bone and husband Jason, of Nashville; two sons, Terry Van Winkle Jr. and partner Aija Brewer, Jeremy Van Winkle and wife Sherry, all of LaVergne; grandchildren, Daniel Lee Van Winkle, Ashley Thomas; niece, Amber White and husband Zach; great-nephews, Tate and Tripp White; his favorite mother-in-law, Mary Berry, of Murfreesboro; a brother in spirit if not by blood, Jeff Farris and wife Edna, of Murfreesboro; and numerous other loving family members and friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., May 6, 2018, at Woodfin Chapel, in Smyrna, with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be 2-8 p.m., May 5, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 6, at Woodfin Chapel.
Woodfin Chapel, in Smyrna, is in charge of arrangements.