Charles "Buddy" Shinkle, Jr.

  • Born: July 26, 1946
  • Died: March 30, 2015
  • Location: Ellenton, Florida

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Indianapolis, IN 46229
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Charles "Buddy" Shinkle, Jr., 68, of Ellenton, Florida, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. He was born July 26, 1946 in Indianapolis to the late Charles F. and Dorothy Elkins Shinkle.

Buddy was a Past Master of the Greenwood Masonic Lodge #514, a member of the Scottish Rite, and had dual membership in the Greenwood and Bartholomew Shrine Clubs – the latter of which he enjoyed being a part of the Mini Mystics. As much as he loved the tiny cars, he also loved classic cars.

He was a Kentucky Colonel, and a long-time member of Indianapolis Baptist Temple. He was a retired Teamster after 34 years of service, and was also a retired and disabled veteran of the United States Army after 25 years of service.

Buddy was passionate, patriotic, hard-working, and loving. He knew that loving God, his Family, and his Country were all important values to have and to pass on to his family and everyone he met. He will be missed, and no one can ever take his place.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of almost 50 years, Diane Burns Shinkle; daughters Angela (Rock) Bailey and Amanda (Jason) Hensel; siblings Penny Champion and Steven (Yvonne) Shinkle; and grandchildren Gavin Hensel, Hannah Wing, Grace Hensel, and Chloe Hensel.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by a granddaughter Caitlyn Wing.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.