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Leon Elmo Zink

SALEM - Zink, Leon Elmo, 73, of Salem, IN, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:08 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Zink was born June 1, 1939 in Pekin, IN, the son of Hollis Andrew and Iva Belle Terrell Zink. He was retired from the US Air Force after 34 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was the former owner of Zink Furniture. He was a member of Salem (High Street) Church of Christ, VFW, American Legion, and Rotary International where he was a past District Governor and a Paul Harris Fellow.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marcella Bush; and a special uncle, Elmo Zink.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Dian Ooley Zink of Salem. They were married September 20, 1958; He is also survived by a son, Gregory Zink (Cindy) of Salem; a daughter, Susan Katt (Doug) of Salem; seven grandchildren, Maleah Hamilton (Jack), Andrew Katt, Malachi Zink, Chelsea Katt, Jared Chastain (Jackie), Brock Chastain (Carrie) and Tyson Chastain (Mandy); and seven great-grandchildren, Scout Hamilton, Kade Chastain, Jeffrey Burch, Kolton Chastain, Addie Chastain, Addi Bundy and Payslea Chastain.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from noon until time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Washington County Community Foundation or Salem Church of Christ Building Fund.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 17, 2013
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