David R Vanwinkle

David R. Vanwinkle, 60, Independence, Missouri passed away March 21, 2017.  A visitation will be held 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  A graveside service will follow at 12PM at Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri.

David was born November 13, 1956.  He was a truck driver for Milky Way for many years.  David will be remembered for his sense of humor, big personality, great heart and his kindness and care for others.  He love to hunt and fish and any thing country.

David was preceded in death by: parents and son, Michael Ray Vanwinkle.  Survivors include; wife of 15 years, Lorrie, of the home; son, David Vanwinkle & Kara Bisby, Lathrop, Missouri; daughter, Jennifer Gipson & William Wright, Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Heather Vanwinkle, Belton, Missouri; son, Jeremy Vanwinkle, Warrensburg, Missouri; step children, Cynthia Thresher, Independence, Missouri, Thomas Thresher, Independence, Missouri, Dustin Thresher, Independence, MO, Misty Thresher, Independence, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy Vanwinkle, Charles Vanwinkle, Dennis Vanwinkle, Bill Vanwinkle and a host of nieces and nephews.


  1. Misty Thresher on March 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Love you dad we will miss u so much your grandson will miss u

  2. Kimberly VanWinkle on March 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Love you uncle..miss you so much.
    Love your niece
    Kimberly VanWInkle

  3. Jen gipson on March 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    ???????? all my love.

  4. Thomas thresher on March 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    I have so many questions for u dad I love u dad I will ever get thing u taught me you in a better place now and me and Amber and Brooklyn love you love all way ur family there will nobody will ever replace you and you haven’t been my real dad but to me u was that all matter to me I understand why u went home I going to try to stay strong ? it will be really hard I will see u one day aging dad love ?? ur son Thomas n Daughter in law amber n New grandbaby Brooklyn rip

  5. Jennifer Lombardo on March 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    David you’ll be dearly missed and most of all your humor and ornery personality and just seeing u sitting on ur front porch having a smoke and drinking a cup of coffee ?? Is what everyone will miss.. R.I.Paradise old man fly high.. tell my momma I said hi ??
    Love ?? always Jennifer

  6. Tammy Fasakin on March 23, 2017 at 6:42 am

    David (Burgs) My heart is very broken but yet it has joy. I know you are in a better place and partying. I know you will continue to watch over all of us. Life was too short for you but I will see you again one day when Jesus calls me home and I know you will be waiting for me with open arms!!! I love you and miss you already! I will miss all the messages you send to me. As you always made sure everyone was doing okay. We will make sure Lori is taking care of and I will be here for her! I love you very much!
    Tammy Sue Fasakin

  7. Tyna Hembrecht on March 23, 2017 at 9:18 am

    A man with a big heart and a great smile… In the group he was always there to answer question and have great advice.. He will be miss by many.Pprayers for you all who loved him

  8. Tyna Hembrecht on March 23, 2017 at 9:18 am

    A man with a big heart and a great smile… In the group he was always there to answer question and have great advice.. He will be miss by many.Prayers for you all who loved him

  9. Alan barker on March 23, 2017 at 9:30 am

    You where a great person Gona miss you have fun until we all see u again

  10. Tami Sue on March 23, 2017 at 10:06 am

    You touched our hearts and put a smile on our face. You always greeted me with such happiness and made me feel like a part of a larger family. I am saddened that you will not be around. But I am happy your health struggles are over and you are new again with Jesus. God bless and hold your family close during this most difficult time. Sending all my love. Tami Sue.

  11. Lorrie van winkle on March 23, 2017 at 10:11 am

    David I know that your in a better place you have no pain I will all ways love you and I will always miss you R.I.P honey i miss you so much asking me for a cup of coffee and telling me what you wanted fo breakfast

  12. Doris Elaine Bell on March 23, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    You’re going to be missed by many David you were part of my group for a very long time and if it wasn’t for the group I would have never met you and Lorrie. You was always ready to help someone and you wore that orange vest proudly. You were such a great man that put smiles on a lot of people’s faces. I remember when you three David were together being onry picking on me which I loved. You are in a better place you’re happy no pain and I know you’re watching over everyone especially your family. Your
    up there with my David now so you 2 go have fun. Rest in peace and I will see you again one day.

  13. Becky Clear Rodenbaugh on March 23, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    To David’s family: although it’s been 40+ years, I still remember David fondly; he was a good friend. -former classmate

  14. Billie Sims on March 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Jim and Jennifer sorry for your loss.You all are in my thought and prayers.

  15. Marilyn Gifford on March 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    David you will be missed, you were always friendly and had smile on your face.
    Lorri prayers for strength for you and your family, hugs.

  16. Deborah Troxel on March 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm


    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Haven’t seen him in almost 22 years but was the father of my children. Condolences to his wife.

  17. jen on March 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I am just dropping in to say I love ya! hugs and kiss LUM, I hope your having a great time up there,

  18. Tom on March 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    R.i.p, my friend.

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