Kenneth Rushe Wink

MARATHON - Kenneth Rushe Wink, 72 of Fluvanna and Marathon, died in Snyder Jan. 19, 2015. Funeral services for Mr. Wink will be today at Calvary Baptist Church at 2 pm with Reverend Larry McAden officiating. Burial will follow at Fluvanna Cemetery. Following the burial, the family will recieve family and friends at the Fluvanna Community Center. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home of Snyder. He was bornFeb. 18, 1942, to Leslie Edwin and Catherine Erma Tinkler Wink in San Angelo. He graduated from Robert Lee High School in 1960. After graduating from Texas Tech with a degree in vocational agriculture education, he married Betty J. Pylant of Fluvanna on July 31, 1965. In 1964, he began long career of teaching vocational agriculture...where he mentored many students over the years to which he referred to as his own kids. Therefore, Mr. Wink is also survived by a large extended family. He spent 22 of his 34 years of teaching at Marathon Independent School District. As well as teaching vocational agricultural, he also served as a tennis, golf and football coach. He was a lifetime member of Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas or VATAT, a member of the Marathon Lions Club, Marathon Booster Club and served in many capacities in both the Marathon and Fluvanna Baptist Churches. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty J. Wink of Fluvanna; three children; Rachelle and Luke Proctor of San Antonio, Kevin and Kelli Wink of Fort Davis, and Dr. Kerry an Kristi Wink of Post; seven grandchildren, Braden Proctor, Jordan Proctor, Josh Hastings, Jami Hastings, Kolton Wink, Kasen Wink and Keithland Wink; two brothers; Robert and Marsha Wink, Harvey and Shari Wink; two sisters, Leslie Nell Hanky , Kay and Charles Ledbetter; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Rex and Pat Pylant, sister-inlaw Ozane and James Beaver. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Erma Lee Gartman and brother Milburn Wink.

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