Richard "Dick" Zink, 80, of Hillsboro, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 4, 1937 in Hillsboro, the, son of the late Leonard Wesley Zink and Velma Ethelyn Zink.
Dick was a graduate of the Hillsboro High School class of 1955, and worked at the Famous Department Store in Hillsboro, NCR in Dayton and Hobart in Hillsboro. Dick and his wife Jo were the former owners of Hillsboro Cleaners. He was also a member of Highland Lodge 38 F&AM, Hillsboro Elks FOE 361, Hillsboro Eagles Aerie 1161, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Over the years Dick coached Little League Baseball, youth basketball, and was a part of the HHS football chain crew for many years. A ardent supporter of the Democratic Party, Dick had been on the Hillsboro City Council for many years, was a past council president and served two terms as mayor of Hillsboro.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Joan Zink, whom he married Aug. 3, 1957; son, Steve (Katy) Zink of Washington Court House and their children, Matt (Meg) Zink, their two children, Hayden and Savannah, and Brad (Chelsie) Zink, who have a child on the way in November. Also surviving is a daughter, Andrea (John) Holt of Hillsboro, their children, Andrew (Alisha) Zink, their children, Paisley, Ryker and Bodhi, Rob Holt, Jordan Anne (Seth) Phillips, their son, Holten; Alex Butler, Jessica Holt and Johanna Holt.
Services will be held at the Hillsboro Church of Christ, 155 W. Walnut St., Saturday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. with pastors Tom Stoops and James Bush officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the church Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
The Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home, Hillsboro, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Contributions may be made to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123 Wilmington, Ohio 45177; or Highland County Animal Shelter, 9331 SR 124, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.
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