Kenneth G. Fink Jr.

Kenneth G. Fink, Jr. LLB JD beautifully lived 85 years and came to a peaceful end on September 19, 2012. Born in Roseland, LA on December 27, 1927 to Kenneth G. Fink Sr. and Aleen Pevey Fink, Ken lived in Potstown, PA during the Great Depression, then returned South where he attended St. James Major grammar school and Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, LA. He was a veteran of WWII as a member of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving in the European Theatre. Upon his discharge, he attended Loyola University in New Orleans and then Cumberland University Law School in Lebanon, TN where he graduated third in his class. He went on to study LA Napoleonic Code at LSU where he was awarded his license to practice law in Louisiana, which he did for 30 successful years in Denham Springs, LA before retiring to Toledo Bend, LA and finally Prairieville, LA. Kenneth was proud to be past commander of the VFW in Denham Springs, and a member of Baton Rouge Consistory, Acacia Shrine Temple, LA State Bar Association, Livingston Parish Association, and over 50 years with Denham Springs Masonic Lodge No. 297. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carol deVilliers Fink; daughter, Jeannine Baer Lewis and her children: Christopher and Blake; son, Max Roland Baer, his wife Denise Bell Baer and their children: Eve and her husband Jeff, Chris and his wife Katherine, Clint and his wife Erin, Anna, Julia and her husband Miles, Claudia, and Angele'; daughter, Anna Michelle Baer Zoghbi, her husband Hamid Zoghbi and their children: Nicole, Sarah, Max and Michael; son, Neal Baer, his wife Jennifer Bishop Baer, and their children: Ryan, Misha, Hannah, Katherine, John David, Kayleigh, Claire, and Chase; Godson, David Moore, his wife Wendy Riley Moore, and their children Nicholas and Allison; and also great grandchildren: Alijah, Savanna, Ethan, Connor and namesake Kenneth, who is on the way. He will be missed by his faithful companion, Bud puppy, as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews and their children, and cousins: Jerry Russell King, Betty Russell Connell, Betty Pevey Lee and Jean Pevey. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom he was very fond. A special thanks for In His Hands Hospice, particularly Pierre, Alicia, Yvonne, Toye, Gerry and Rev. Bill Brewer for the love and care given to him in his last months. Also thanks to Chantina and Aaron Ballard for their dedicated love and care. In lieu of flowers, our Pepaw requested that donations be made to In His Hands Hospice, Shriner's Hospital or . Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, 110 E. Factory St., Amite, LA, on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9 a.m. until funeral to follow at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA.

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, 2012