Jackson Ryan Winkeler

Jackson Ryan Winkeler

Birth
Dillon, Dillon County, South Carolina, USA
Death 5 Jan 2020 (aged 26)
Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Floydale, Dillon County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 205986060 · View Source
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JACKSON'S OBITUARY
DILLON

Jackson Ryan Winkeler, 26, of Dillon died while serving in the line of duty on January 5, 2020 in Florence, South Carolina.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m.Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Florence Center located at 3300 W. Radio Drive, Florence, South Carolina 29501. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pyerian Baptist Church located at 2813 Pyerian Road, Latta, South Carolina 29565.

Born in Dillon, SC, March 30, 1993, he was the son of Mark Anthony Winkeler, Sr. and Denise Crew Winkeler. He was a member of Pyerian Baptist Church, was employed as an Officer at the Florence Regional Airport, and was a member of Fire & Rescue.

Survivors include his parents, Mark & Denise Winkeler of Dillon; sister, Adrienne (Bryson) Cook of Dillon; niece, Harper Leigh Cook; nephews, Cooper Page Cook and on the way, Carson Hayes Cook; grandmother, Grace Crew; uncles and aunts, Robin (Elaine) Winkeler, Alan (Mildred) Winkeler, Kevin (Tammy) Winkeler, David Winkeler, Billy (Pam) Crew, Rodney (Buffy) Crew, Karen Lemmon, Brenda (Tony) Jackson, Betty Ann (Gary) Vaughn, and Tim Jackson; cousins, Matthew (Keely) Winkeler, Ethan (Allayne) Winkeler, Molly (Trey) Rogers, Emily Jackson, Megan (Justin) Winkeler, Brandon (Ashley) Crew, Chris Crew (Allison Chandler), Corey Crew, Dylan & Ally Crew, Landon Crew, and Brittany Cummings, Will (Haley) Lemmon, and Lauryn Lemmon.

Jackson was preceded in death by his brother, Markie Winkeler; grandparents, Robert "Bob" Winkeler, Janice Winkeler, and Bill Crew; and his great-grandparents, Thomas & Vernon Jackson.

Memorials may be made to the Highway Patrol, your local Fire & Rescue, or to the Gideons, P.O. Box 111, Dillon, SC 29536.

You may sign the online guest register at www.cooperfh.com

Jackson Ryan Winkeler, 26, of Dillon died while serving in the line of duty on January 5, 2020 in Florence, South Carolina.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Florence Center located at 3300 W. Radio Drive, Florence, South Carolina 29501.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at Pyerian Baptist Church located at 2813 Pyerian Road, Latta, South Carolina 29565.

A full obituary will be posted at a later time.

By Kristin Nelson | January 6, 2020 at 12:17 PM EST - Updated January 6 at 11:18 PM
FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – The State Law Enforcement Divison released arrest warrants Monday night, giving new details on a shooting that took the life of a young Florence Regional Airport officer.
The shooting early Sunday morning killed 26-year-old officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler, of Dillon.
Jackson Ryan Winkeler (Source: Florence Regional Airport)
James Edward Bell, 37, from Homestead, Florida was arrested in connection with the shooting. He is charged with murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and armed robbery with a deadly weapon.
Warrants revealed that Winkeler initiated a traffic stop on a white 2014 Chrysler 200 vehicle on airport property early Sunday morning. During the traffic stop, Bell shot and killed Winkeler, according to the warrants.
Documents show that when additional officers arrived to the scene, Winkeler was found dead and lying on the ground next to his vehicle. Warrants also show that his department-issued gun was missing and the suspect vehicle was not on the scene.
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“Officers found an additional 9mm handgun near Off. Winkeler that did not belong to him and more than 30 spent shell casings,” the warrants state.
Florence County deputies were able to locate Bell near Highway 52 and while performing traffic stop procedures, deputies found Winkeler’s gun, along with a magazine that matched the 9mm handgun that was found by Winkeler’s body.
Bell is due in court Tuesday morning for a bond hearing.
SLED’s investigation into the deadly shooting is ongoing.
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  • Added: 5 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 205986060
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jackson Ryan Winkeler (30 Mar 1993–5 Jan 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 205986060, citing Pyerian Baptist Church Cemetery, Floydale, Dillon County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Investigator (contributor 48335245) Burial Details Unknown.