Vincent Joseph

January 21, 1938 ~ February 26, 2022

Born in: Rome , KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Vincent Joseph Wink, 84, of Owensboro passed away February 26, 2022 surrounded by his family. Vince was born January 21, 1938 in Rome, KY to the late Thomas Henry and Mary Bertha Durbin Wink. He attended St. Martin Grade School, graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and married Judith Marsh.

Vince served in the Army National Guard, Army Reserves and retired from Green River Steel after 26 years. He was the Owner- Operator of Wink Equipment Co. for 16 years. He was a Kentucky Colonel, an original member of Moonlite Coffee Table and an avid UK basketball fan. People may know Vince as the self-proclaimed “Mayor” of Frogtown where he had many wonderful neighbors and friends; Arlene & Larry Dunn and Tommy Estes to name a few.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Ann Victoria “Vicki” Wink; sister Mary Ann Millay; brothers Bill Wink, Sam Wink and David Wink.

Vince is survived by his wife of 63 years, Judy Wink; daughters Jeannie (Jimmy) Leonard, Karen (Mark Howe) Lee, and Diana (Ward Jr.) Pedley; grandchildren Sarah Rice, Rebekah West, Hannah Blanton, Joshua Long, Zach Gunder, Brittany Simpson, Austin Leonard, Brandon Lee, Jason Lee, John Lee, Jessi Henderson, Jenni Clark, James Lee, Eric Lee, Trey Pedley and Sean Pedley; 24 great-grandchildren and 2 on the way; sister Janie (Doug) Hayden; brother and sister – in – laws Patti Wink, Agnes Wink, Linda Peterson, Donna and Jim Brown, Jim Millay, Rex and Lisa Marsh, Bill and Martha Marsh and Joe Terry; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be 12:05 pm Thursday, March 3, 2022 at St. Stephen Cathedral. Burial to follow at Mater Dolorosa. Visitation will be Thursday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

A Special heartfelt thank you to the Carmel Home for their love and care.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Carmel Home, Goodfellows or your favorite charity.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Vincent Joseph Wink.  Share your messages of condolence with the family of Vincent Jospeh Wink and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: March 3, 2022 8:30 am - March 3, 2022 11:30 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: March 3, 2022 12:05 pm

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. I remember Uncle Vince as big Ole teddy bear. He was loving and always had a story to tell. He was quick on the draw with a joke. Get him and Uncle Rex together and you would stay in tears from laughing so much. Quite often, one of the little ones would get pantsed, usually me :). He was also a treasure hunter. Some might have called it junk, but it was treasure. I miss you Uncle Vince. All of your sweet girls are in my prayers. Love, Kris

  2. It was a pleasure knowing Vince, from the days of baseball with his grandson Trey & my son David, being friends with Diana & Karen, to my days of working at the Moonlite, seeing Vince every morning as he sat at the famous Moonlite Coffee Table. Vince would joke with me, cut up with me each morning & it always made my day! Thank you for the memories Vince Wink ❤️ Love, Wanda Joy

  3. To all the families of Vincent Wink:
    All are in our thoughts and prayers and condolences
    to all the families.

    Larry and Paulette Boswell
    Owensboro, KY

  4. Bill and I are so sorry about Vincent’s death. We are sending prayers to all of the family. God bless everyone.

  5. So sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Vince well from the days at St. Martin’s.

    Angela Goetz Wink

  6. Deepest sympathies from Cindy (Mattingly) Smith and family from Phoenix, AZ. Wishing everyone peace and comfort during this bittersweet period. It is sad that Uncle Vince’S physical body has passed away and he will be missed by so many. On the other hand, Uncle Vince is with the heavenly father and is whole again without pain or suffering. I remember his big laugh and his big hugs. Both of which this world could use alot more of. Love always.

  7. Terry and I are so very sorry to hear about Vince’s passing. He was a one of kind and we so enjoyed being he and Judy’s neighbors for several years in Frogtown. I has many a good conversation and a few good stories were told with Vince over the years. Always put a smile on my face.
    Prayers for the Wink family during this difficult time.

    Terry and Sabrina Ebelhar

  8. Vince was more like my brother than my brother-in-law since I have known him for over 40 years. I will miss him so much! I can’t count the number of times that he and Judy would come to our house for supper and we would play parcheesi for hours, it was always Rex and Judy against me and Vince (Vince and I still think we won more games than Rex and Judy). I bet he is in heaven right now either fishing, hunting treasures or sitting at the coffee table, drinking coffee and having a good laugh.

  9. Diana,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Daddy. I know he will be so very missed by you and your sisters. We have enjoyed sharing stories over the years about how funny Vince. He was a true one of a kind. I have fond memories over me stopping by on my way in or out of the neighborhood for a quick chat, a story or a joke. He always had one at the ready for me. May you feel comfort and love from our prayers.


  10. Vince and Judy were our neighbors in ‘Frogtown’ for many of the years we were raising our kids. You were our favorite neighbors ever. Both so kind to us and our boys, and funny too. Loved being greeted each day with your smiles. We never forgot you. So sorry for the family’s loss. Much love to you Judy.

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