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Timothy Richard Zink

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Timothy Richard Zink Obituary
Timothy Richard Zink 1947-2017
age 69 passed away from Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinsonism on June 3, 2017. He was born Dec. 12, 1947, in Massillon, Ohio to Irene and Richard Zink. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Irene Bennington Zink; Father, Richard Ray Zink and daughter, Colleen Michelle Zink.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Beth Watkins Zink; daughter, Anastasia (Rob) Fertal; son, Timothy Zink; brother, Bill (Linda) Zink; sister, Judith (Wendell) Mueller; grandchildren: Leah, Maggie, Joseph, Owen; and nieces: Allison, Holly, Sarah and Molly and his beloved dog, Duke. Tim grew up in Canton, Ohio, and attended Jackson High School. At the age of 19, he joined the US Army and became a helicopter pilot. As a Chief Warrant Officer he flew rescue missions during his two tours in Vietnam. After a ten year career in the Army, Tim attended The University of Akron and graduated with a business degree before starting his business career at Monsanto in St. Louis. Through the years he also worked for Sandoz Ag, American Cyanamid and Amerigas as a marketing executive. He finished his career in Charlotte, N.C. with Conclusive Analytics, and then Tim and his wife, Beth moved to Southport, N.C. Tim loved cars and motorcycles and spent many years racing cars. He was physically fit and enjoyed jogging, bicycling and any type of physical exercise. Tim was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in January, 2016 which eventually claimed his life. The family would like to thank the professionals at Autumn Care at Myrtle Grove for their dedication and compassion with his care. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in his honor to Adopt-an-Angel, P.O. Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408 or: adoptanangel.net
A Memorial Service celebrating Tim's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Peacock-Newnam and White Funeral Home Chapel, 1411 N. Howe Street, Southport, N.C. 28461. Online condolences may be made at:
Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, 910-457-6944
Published in The Repository on June 6, 2017
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