Dale Leon Wink, 69

September 23, 2010
  • Dale Leon Wink

OCT. 15, 1940-SEPT. 21, 2010

INWOOD, W.Va. - Dale Leon Wink, of Inwood, died at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the age of 69. Since his June diagnosis of brain cancer, he had been under the capable and compassionate care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Oct. 15, 1940, he was the son of the late Werth W. and Maryellen (Chesnut) Wink.

Dale retired from FoodPro in Frederick, Md., after many years as a salesman.

He was a 1958 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, and served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965.

He was of Presbyterian faith and a member/elder of Tabler Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy H. Wink, at home; one daughter, Tressa Hissam and husband, Scott Upwright, of Inwood; one son, Matthew Wink and wife, Buffy, of Inwood; three grandchildren, Meghan Hissam, and Josiah and Elias Wink; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special cousin, Doris Smith of Hancock, Md.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister at birth, Barbara Ann.

Dale's life centered on his family first, church, then friends, and West Virginia University football and Musselman High School athletics. He was a hard worker through life, and made sure his family was and always would be taken care of. He never hesitated to help anyone, whether he knew them or not, and was a person many depended on for his guidance and support. This attitude was extended beyond his death in his decision to donate his body to the human gift registry.

A memorial service will be Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Tabler Presbyterian Church, with Pastor William D. Moore officiating. Interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg WV 25403; or Tabler Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5623 Tabler Station Road, Inwood WV 25428.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Hospice of the Panhandle for its dedication to ensuring Dale and his family were always cared for and comfortable, and especially Nurse Angie.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

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