Charles "Buddy" Shinkle, Jr.

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

Flanner Buchanan - Washington Park East Cemetery and Funeral Center

10612 E Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46229
Tel. (317) 898-6611

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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

my sweet Diane,I cannot even imagine how heavy your sweet heart is,I will never forget how happy you were when Buddy came into your life,and he never stopped making you smile,he will now be watching over you from Heaven,may God Bless you and your family,and help you as you gridve such a big loss,I love you pretty lady,glad you got to have a wonderful marriage for so many years,thats a blessing ,<3>

Posted by Sherry Dougherty - Santa Ana, CA - friend   April 20, 2015

Diane and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. I'm so glad that I was able to be there for all of you today. Much love, Marti Bodenheimer

Posted by Marti Bodenheimer - North Vernon, IN - Friend   April 09, 2015

Aunt Diane and family, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Buddy's passing. He was truly a great man and will be missed. Heaven has gained 3 angels over the last few months. (grandma Boyer, Joey and now Uncle Buddy) please let me know if you need anything.

Posted by Shauna Parsons - Noblesville, IN - Not blood related... But family   April 07, 2015

So sorry for your loss! Certainly Heaven became sweeter. Hugs and Prayers!! Sandy Cunniff

Posted by Sandy - Indianapolis, IN - friend   April 07, 2015

To Diane and family: I found the passing of your husband and wanted to tell you my heart reaches out to you. I was hoping we'd make it to our 50th reunion from Arlington. You were then Diane Burns and me Connie Guinn. Remember?? The last time we saw you & your husband was at the 40th reunion. All our love and prayers are with you. Connie & Larry McCurry

Posted by Connie McCurry - Indianapolis, IN - Friend from high school   April 07, 2015

Dear Shinkle family I am so sorry for your loss. Buddy will be dearly missed by all.

Posted by Angela Storms - Beech Grove, IN   April 06, 2015

I will never forget the love you gave me. You are one of the greatest things in my life! The love and memories you gave me are priceless. I will miss my Uncle Buddy so much!

Posted by kelli - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - niece   April 06, 2015

Diane and Family, I am sorry for your lost. I will be praying for you and your family.

Posted by carolyn richmond - Alvaton, KY - friend   April 04, 2015

Diane and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy's passing. Please know all of you will be in my thoughts and I hope your loving memories can sustain you through such a difficult time. All my love to you all, Cousin Teresa (Woods)

Posted by Teresa Woods - Mooresville, IN - cousin   April 04, 2015

May God bless all of my beloved family, Diane, Angie and Amanda , I love you all very dearly, big hank may you rest in heaven, you were a big impact on me even though I probably never said that, I had and always will have the utmost love and respect for you. May god bless everyone in this time in need.

Love Brent Edward Massey

Posted by Brent Massey - tacoma, WA - cousin   April 04, 2015

I am so sorry to learn of Buddy's passing. Love to you Diane and your girls and their families.

Posted by Brenda - Clarksville, TN - yes   April 04, 2015

I am heartbroken with the passing of my wonderful uncle. Many happy memories with such a close family. I know he is at peace. Praying for all of my family for God to wrap them in peace. Love you and will miss you.

Posted by Natalie - indianapolis, IN - niece   April 04, 2015

Dear Shinkle Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one's life.

My Warmest Regards,

Bruce W. Buchanan
4th Generation Owner
Since 1881

Posted by Flanner and Buchanan    April 03, 2015

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