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Gary Junk, 69, dies
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - from the USTA Communications Department

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Columbus, OH --- Gary Dwyer Junk, DVM, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Sept. 18, 2018, at his home while surrounded by loved ones.

Dr. Junk was born Sept. 28, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio, to Dick R. and Carolyn Dwyer Junk. He was a 1966 graduate of Miami Trace High School and a 1975 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Upon graduation, he began his veterinary career with his father. He later established the Fayette Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Daryl Waits joined the practice in 1998. Dr. Junk became American Animal Hospital Association certified in 1988.

He was a member of the American, Ohio and Southern Ohio Veterinary Medical Associations and volunteered his services as veterinary to the Fayette County Fair for more than 40 years. He was a huge supporter of 4-H, FFA and the youth of Fayette County.

Dr. Junk was a breeder and owner of Standardbred horses and was a member of the United States Trotting Association and the Fayette County Harness Horsemen's Association. He also enjoyed agriculture and farming. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and a member and past president of the Washington Rotary Club.

On Dec. 28, 1981, he married the former Donna Mary Nieman. She preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by a brother, Paul (Alexis); sisters, Marilyn (Larry) Schmitz and Kathy Howard; brother-in-law, Brad Nieman; several nieces and nephews; his significant other, Lisa Custis; and special friends, Nick and Sunny Cummings, Grenetta and Mark Ritenour and Dr. Daryl and Kris Waits.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 or The Junk Scholarship Fund at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Advancement, 127 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210.

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