Thursday, June 29, 2006

Herbert Leslie Link, 78, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2006, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett.

He was born March 11, 1928, in Fayette City, Penn., the son of Edwin E. and Bertha (Hough) Link. On Aug. 8, 1949, at Our Lady of Victory Chapel in Norfolk, Va., he was united in marriage to Margaret Schreiber, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, John Link, of Virginia Beach, Va.; three daughters, Susan Anderson, of Virginia Beach, Va., Joan Russell, of Cassville, and Linda Braglin, of Great Bend, Kan.; one sister, Eleanor Lawrence, of Cassville; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael, one daughter, Nancy, and his parents.

He grew up and received his education in Milford, Ohio. He entered the United States Air Force in 1945 at Cincinnati, Ohio, and served for two and a half years. Upon his discharge, he continued his education for one year and then re-enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served for 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II, Korean War Era and Vietnam War era. They lived in Virginia Beach for 32 years. In 1967, Herb became a locksmith while in the Navy. After his retirement he became a full-time locksmith. They moved to Cassville where he opened Herb's Key and Lock in 1987. He attended Corinth Baptist and First Baptist Church, Cassville. He was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and VFW.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the American Legion Grounds, Cassville with Rev. John Duncan conducting the service.

The body has been cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.


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