CUYAHOGA FALLS - Joseph John "Joey" Winkler, Jr., 15, died February 25, 2017.

Born in Akron, he was currently a freshman at Cuyahoga Falls High School. Joey was a kind, caring person with a loving heart, and always had a smile on his face. He played baseball and football when he was younger and later became involved with the Bath-Richfield Fire Explorer Post 2542 and always enjoyed hanging out at the different fire stations. He then fell in love playing Airsoft and made many friends in the Airsoft community. At a young age, he developed a passion for the military and was planning to join the Marine Corps after he graduated.

He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Melissa; sister Brianna; grandparents Ron and Jackie Winkler of Cuyahoga Falls and Lorene and Del Hudnall of West Virginia; uncle and aunt Ron and Kelly Winkler, uncle Ken Hudnall and cousins Nick, Carly, and Carrie Winkler.

Visitation was held at Redmon Funeral Home with Mass of the Christian Burial at St. Eugene Catholic Church. Burial Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Paddle 4 Troops, 322 Oceanaire Lane, Surf City, NC 28445, Attn: Dwight Torres. One hundred percent (100%) of your donation will be used to support and benefit our veterans.

(Redmon Funeral Home 330-688-6631 CFNP 3-12-17)