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Buford L. Zink

Buford Leo (Boo) Zink, 82, Fredericksburg, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at his home.
Born May 3, 1928, he was the son of the late Ellis and Marie Zink.
He was a 1947 graduate of the old Morgan Township High School; served in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Boxer CV-21, entering the service on July 6, 1948, and receiving an honorable discharge June 30, 1952, as an airman; was awarded ‘Honor Man’ of Company 257-48 while at the Naval Training Center in San Diego; retired from Ford Motor Co. after 30 years of service; and was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg, where he served as lay leader and past treasurer, Blue River Lodge 457 F&AM for more than 55 years, where he served as secretary, treasurer and master, the Salem chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 286, where he served as worthy patron and grand usher, Hoosier Knobs Antique Car Club and the Hills and Wheels Antique Car Club of Marengo, serving as past president. He also was an honoree and participant of the following lodges: Greenville No. 416, Eckerty No. 719, Paoli No. 119, Salem No. 21, Newton Stewart No. 432, New Providence No. 237, American Patriot No. 750, White River No. 332, Crandall No. 591 and Georgetown No. 480.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Cylina Corbin Zink; three children, Barry Zink of Lanesville and Michael Zink and Carolyn Zink-Agnew, both of Fredericksburg; a sister, Gayle Zink Moore of New Salisbury; a brother, Jerry Zink of New Salisbury; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday, July 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Masonic service: Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral: Tuesday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg with burial in the church cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Mount Carmel Cemetery Association or Blue River Lodge No. 457.

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