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Herman Wayne Slinker, Green Co., KY (1919-2014)

He was a native of the Little Barren Community, Green County, KY. Mr. Slinker was a decorated veteran serving in the 770th Field Artillery Battlion in WWII where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Following his Army service Herman settled in Louisville where he was a valued employee of Cooke Pontiac/Cross Motors for over 40 years. He was an avid golfer and a long standing member of Midland Trail Golf club where he played well into his 90's.
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Mr. Herman Wayne Slinker of Louisville, Kentucky, and departed this life on Monday, October 13, 2014 at his daughter's home in Interlaken, New York. He was 95 years of age.

The Celebration of life service for Mr. Herman Wayne Slinker will be held at 12pm noon ET, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, Louisville with burial following in the Memorial Gardens, 4400 Dixie Highway, Shively, Kentucky.


Herman Wayne Slinker, Jefferson Co., KY (1919-2014)

He was the son of the late Donald Claude Slinker and Audrey Clark Slinker, was born on June 17, 1919 on a farm in the Little Barren Community of Green County, Kentucky. He died Monday, October 13, 2014, in Interlaken, Seneca County, New York, at the age of 95 years, three months, and 27 days.

Mr. Slinker was a decorated veteran serving in the 770th Field Artillery Battlion in WWII where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Following his Army service Herman settled in Louisville where he was a valued employee of Cooke Pontiac/Cross Motors for over 40 years. He was an avid golfer and a long standing member of Midland Trail Golf club where he played well into his 90's.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary Lucy Sanders Slinker having united in marriage on January 24, 1939.

Survivors include the following:
  • A daughter and son-in-law: Deanna Johnson and Bob Holtzman of New York

  • A son: Donald Slinker of Louisville, KY

  • A brother: Copley Slinker of Greensburg, KY

  • Five grandchildren

  • Eight great-grandchildren

  • and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Slinker was also preceded in death by a brother: Marvin Slinker; a sister: Laverne Curry and a grandson: Blake Holtzman.

Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 8050 Hosbrook Road, #314, Cincinnati, Ohio.

For more information concerning this obituary locally, you may contact the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg.


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Herman Wayne Slinker, Green Co., KY (1919-2014)



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