Shirley M. Zinker

Shirley M. Zinker, 92, of Ocala, Florida passed away at her home surrounded by family on October 10, 2021. She was born August 16, 1929, the daughter of the late Donald Curry and Marie (MacDonald) Navarro. Shirley was a native of Key West, Florida before moving to the Ocala area in 1995. In 1949, Shirley married her loving husband, John, and together the two shared many years of love and happiness before his passing in 2009. Shirley devoted over 20 years of her life volunteering at the Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores.

Shirley is survived by her 7 children, Nancy Mountjoy, Linda Hernandez (Roy), Donna Walton, Deborah Taylor (Paul), Eva Conaway (Drew), Robert Zinker (Shawne), Beverly Hair (Mike); her sister Juanita Navarro, her brother Carl Curry; her 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John; her parents; and her brother Donald Curry, Jr and sister Lorraine Curry.

A funeral service for Shirley will be held at 11:00am on Friday, October 15 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services (910 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470). Visitation will be held from 10:00am until the time of the service.

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