Richard Alan Winkler, 56, of LaFayette, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 8, 2013. He had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of his life and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Rock Spring, GA. He was previously employed with Birmingham Hide & Tallow as a Manager & Truck Driver for more than 26 years and was a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association. He loved riding motorcylces, spending time with his church family and was a man after God's own heart. He was a loving and devoted husband & father who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, William "Bill" Winkler and brother, Billy Loveless.