Harrison Mink, Jr. Obituary

Harrison  Mink, Jr.
Harrison Mink, Jr.

July 7, 1931 - May 1, 2008
Resided in Goshen Twp., Ohio


Harrison Mink, Jr. of Goshen, Ohio was born on July 7, 1931 in Straight Creek (Bell County) Kentucky to the parents of Henry Harrison and Stella Mink. He was the dear brother of Robert Mink, Arthur Mink, George Mink, John Charles Mink, and Wilma Carnes. Brother-in-law to George Cole, Albert and Ruby Hoskins, Nola Marcum, Herman Smith, Howard and Laurie Smith, and Jr. and Darnell Smith and was preceded in death by Jackie Mink, Geneva Mink, and Bill Carnes. Jr. served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953, upon returning to Kentucky he married his neighbor Edith Smith. He came to Ohio and was employed by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors in Norwood, Ohio in October of 1954. After the birth of their two sons he brought his family to Ohio to be closer to work and remained in Cincinnati until the birth of their daughter Kimberly when they then moved to Goshen, Ohio. After retiring from General Motors in October of 1986 Jr. loved cutting grass on his tractor and planting vegetables gardens, watching car racing, repairing small engines and going to car shows. Over the years he helped many of his friends by helping them work on their cars, build barns, and taking them places they needed to go until they passed away. He took one of their sons to his cancer treatments until his passing. Jr. attended the Goshen Church of God where he helped make and deliver food baskets for the holidays and attended the Assembly in Jellico, Tennessee until the late 1990’s when his eyesight started to fail him and he was diagnosed with diabetes. He remained on dialysis for eight years and on May 1, 2008 he died in his sleep, He was 76 years old. He leaves his wife Edith Smith Mink of 53 years of Marriage. Beloved father of Ronnie DeWayne Mink, Ray and Joan Mink, Kimberly and Anthony Yeary. Caring Grandfather of Nicholas and James. Uncle of Several Nieces and Nephews.

Served in the United States marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.