August LeRoy Link


August LeRoy Link, age 87 of Loudon, Tennessee, and formerly of Buckhannon, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, after a lengthy illness. Gus was born on March 21, 1935, in St. Louis. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve.

Gus and his three brothers received their Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Gus went on to receive his MBA and served as Plant Manager for several companies, including Corhart, Anchor Hocking and Lancaster Colony. Gus enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, reading, golfing and boating.

In retirement, he relocated to the Tellico Village Community of Loudon, Tenn., where he was a member of the Lions Club and an active member of the Loudon County Senior Center, where he would often be found playing cards with his wife and friends or dancing with an employee. Gus really enjoyed life and loved to laugh.

Gus is preceded in death by his parents, August and Rosalie (Schrick) Link; sister, Juanita Link; and brother, Donald Link.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Diane (Cook) Link; children: Cindy and James Fleenor, Scott and Kelly Link, Annie and Mike Alborano, Gus and Judy Link, Ben and Lisa Link, Kimberly and Matt Gilmore; step-children: Justin and Colleen Riddell, Sarah and Russ McCaskey and Chris Riddell; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; brothers: Gordon Link, Bill and Elsie Link; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service to honor and remember Gus will be held at a later date in Trumbull Cemetery in Geneva, Ohio. Contributions in memory of Gus may be made to the Tellico Village Lions Club, PO Box 872, Loudon, Tenn. 37774.

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