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April 7, 2012

John A. Zuck

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — John A. Zuck, 93, of Gainesville, Ga., and formerly of Moultrie, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at his home.

Graveside rites will be 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Pinecrest Memory Gardens in Moultrie with the Rev. Walter Hobgood officiating.

Born March 9, 1919, near Howe, Ind., he was a graduate of Purdue University. He was appointed as a Flying Cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941, and received his “wings” and second lieutenant commission in January of 1942. His flying assignments during World War II brought him to Spence Field, where he met and married Dorothy Dean. His association with the Air Force Reserve continued until he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1979.

After the war, he continued his education in clinical laboratory science at the University of Alabama, and then was associated with Vereen Memorial Hospital and Colquitt County Regional Medical Center for 34 years, retiring in 1984.

Following retirement, he became associated with the Colquitt County Arts Center, pursuing his hobby of painting and drawing. He wrote in his journal, “I have driven, flown, fished, sailed, canoed, skied, hiked, biked, gardened, became a father, grandfather and a great-grandfather and loved every minute.” He embraced Christianity and was raised in the Episcopal faith.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Dean Zuck of Gainesville; two daughters, Pat Zuck Durham and husband Buzz and Betsy Zuck Wisehart and husband Steve; five grandchildren, Jon Durham, Holly Durham-Guckian and husband Jeff, Anna Lee Wisehart Mutter and husband Andrew, Laura Wisehart Roebuck and husband Jed and Turner Wisehart; six great-grandchildren, Ashlon Durham, Jonah Durham, Seda Durham-Guckian, Aiken Durham-Guckian, Phoebe Mutter and Oak Roebuck.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colquitt County Arts Center or the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cobb Funeral Chapel.

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