Ember O. Link
Ember Orin Link, 90, Palmyra, died Thursday, July 28, 2011.
Born July 31, 1920, near Palmyra, he was the son of the late Jesse H. and Irma L. Link.
He founded Ember Link Trucking and retired Sept. 20, 2010; served in World War II; operated a coal yard; drove midgets, stock cars and sprint cars from the 1940s to 1985; and participated in his son’s career to the present day.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ethel Link; his stepfather, Alvie Mull; three siblings Aubrey R., Paul S. and Virginia Link; and his wife, the former Marjorie Eloise Buerckley.
Survivors include a sister, Rose Mary Hoten of Fredericksburg; a brother, John D. Link of Sellersburg; two stepbrothers, Cleo and Wenzil Mull, both of New Albany; two children, Troy Dwayne Link of Palmyra and Lynita Jean Churchill of Depauw; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Funeral: Sunday, July 31, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Horner’s Chapel Cemetery.
Officiant: Toney McCutcheon.
Pallbearers: Troy Link, Josh and Jessica Ollis and Carl, John and Jacob Churchill.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association or to Mercy Providence in New Albany.