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Albert N. "Neil" Sinks

March 25, 1927 ~ October 19, 2018 (age 91)

Albert N. "Neil" Sinks, 91, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:34 A.M. October 19, 2018 at Nature Trail Health Care Center. He was born March 25, 1927 in Mount Vernon to the late Allie Albert and Caroline (Roberts) Sinks. Neil married Norma Lee (Troutt) Sinks on December 21, 1949 in Henderson, Kentucky. They were blessed with nearly 58 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on November 15, 2007.

Neil is survived by his sons, David Eugene Sinks, Glen Allen Sinks, and A. Neil Sinks, Jr.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Neil was preceded in death by his siblings, Carroll R. Sinks, J. Max Sinks, Marjorie Peterson, and Annette Stroker.

Neil proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a World War II Combat Veteran. He worked for many years as a teacher. He was a past member of the First Community Church in Mount Vernon and a past master of the Masonic Lodge. Neil was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Reynolds Cemetery in Woodlawn, Illinois with Reverend Merle Fullerton officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made in Neil’s honor to the City of Hope National Health Center in Duarte, California.

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