Douglas James Zink
1937 - 2016
Singleton Community Mortuary
1202 S. Lynhurst Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Douglas James Zink

78, of Greenwood, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016. He was born on November 12, 1937 in Clifton, Kansas to the late Homer and Armana (Thimes) Zink. Doug was married on October 5, 1968 to Dee (Loux) Zink, in Indianapolis.

He spent his career in broadcasting, working for WIRE Radio from 1959 to 1986 and also the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Network from 1966 to 1985. After retiring Doug joined Dee in running the Colonial Peddler Gift Shop until 2006. He was a member of the Broadcast Pioneers.

Doug is survived by his wife Dee Zink; daughters Jennifer Zink and Julie Zink; sister Loretta (Paul) Zink Raikes and beloved dog Mattie.

Memorial service for Doug will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the mortuary. Memorial gifts have been suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

Published by The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 7, 2016.
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Singleton Community Mortuary
1202 S. Lynhurst Dr, Indianapolis, IN
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Dee & Family: So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Please know our prayers are with all of you. May God comfort you and give you peace as we all remember years past when he offered his great talent to all of us on WIRE. Sorry we are not closer to Indianapolis at this time. God Bless .
Kay & Larry West
April 10, 2016
Our prays are with Julie and her family.
Doug Zink
April 9, 2016
Back in the mid 60's'Doug and I were staff announcers at WIRE radio...I played records from 10 am to 3 pm .. then he did his show til 8 pm...what a great time we had!! Along with Don Grider;Mike Ahern, Ron Carrell, Howdy Bell and 'Uncle' Wally Nehrling...And Doug laughing and telling stories to his going home crowd on wheels!! The best of times on WIRE!! Jimmy Mack
April 8, 2016
Doug and I met when we were both Radio/TV majors at Butler University in the late 1950's. It was Doug who was solely responsible for me being hired by WIRE Radio. That led to the following 14 years of my fondest memories. Other than a few members of my immediate family, Doug was the only one who called me "Jimmy". I could not put a value on having crossed paths with this wonderful man, Doug Zink. To Dee and his "girls", my most sincere condolences and thanks for all the love and care you gave Doug. I will remember Doug until my final day.

Jim Harper, WIRE News
Jim Harper
April 7, 2016
Had the pleasure of eating breakfast years ago with Doug and his good friend Gene Wilson on the south side of Indianapolis at the Cracker Barrel and other places Rest in Peace Buddy.
Mark llen
April 7, 2016
John 11:13 tells us what death is like.
April 6, 2016
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