Gayle  Zinkan
Gayle Alan Zinkan, 85, of Lebanon, Missouri, formerly of Washington, Indiana, passed away Dec. 7, 2019, in Springfield, Missouri.
On Dec. 22, 1987, he was united in marriage to Georgie May Gass.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lorrain Lawyer.
Gayle is survived by his wife, Georgie, of the home; four sons, Alan Zinkan of Franklin, Indiana, Carl Richard "Dick" Zinkan of Cicero, Illinois, Burrell Wise of Falcon, Missouri, and Sam Wise of Lebanon, Missouri; six grandchildren, Greg, and his wife, Ashley, Steven, Thomas, Eion, Shannon and Haley; a great-grandchild, Kaia; a cousin, Donna Armes; and other relatives and friends.
He was born and raised in Washington, Indiana, and then served in the United States Navy from April 22, 1953, until April 10, 1957. Gayle began working for the railroad and was employed by B & O Railroad and then the CSX Railroad as a conductor for 40 years. He and Georgie had moved to Lebanon, Missouri, for the last few years.
He was a member and past commander of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He went on the Honor Flight of the Ozarks a few years ago. He also belonged to the railroad union.
Graveside service and burial with full Military Honors will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Sugarland Memory Gardens under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, Missouri.
Published on December 10, 2019

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John N Wilson
Dec 15, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Gayle's passing. I worked with Gayle for over 20 years. He impressed me how he changed his life around and found the best things in life is very simple, find the right person that loves you.
KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
Dec 11, 2019
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
Dec 11, 2019
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY