Richard "Dick" Zink
Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home
138 E Main St
Hillsboro, OH 45133

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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Published by Times Gazette from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, 2018.
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The Brights send our deepest sympathies. We enjoyed reminiscing about our family friendship and will always remember Dick fondly. Sending you peace and love.

Virginia, Kim, Kevin, Kip and families
August 26, 2018
My sincere sympathies to Dick's family. I am always so sad when one of my classmates passes.
Dick led a busy and full life and was able to give back to his community. He left an enduring legacy for his family.
Sincerely, Barbara Dotson Eakins Class of '55.
Barbara Eakins
August 25, 2018
WILLIAM cotner
August 25, 2018
Jo and family: We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We share your sorrow and will keep you in our prayers. May God keep you and uphold you.
Wendell & Freda Harewood
August 22, 2018
So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I will be praying for the family. Thanks for the friendship over the years.
Roy Kelley
August 22, 2018
a loved one
August 22, 2018
Sorry for your Loss .
Denver Conley
August 22, 2018
Sorry to hear of Dicks's passing. He was a good man with a smile for all his friends. He will be missed. May God give the family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
Larry and Janet Burns
August 21, 2018
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. He was a classmate of Bills and a good neighbor as a child, Our prayers are with the family at this time. Bill and Winona Storer
Winona Storer
August 21, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. I just talked to him. He was a great man and friend.
Gary Bennington
August 20, 2018
sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you in your loss Charles & janet Griffith
August 20, 2018