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Louis Zilinski

July 2, 1936 — February 7, 2024

Lometa, Texas

Louis Zilinski, 87, of Lometa, Texas, known to his friends and loved ones as "Louie Lee", bid farewell to this life on February 7 2024, leaving behind a legacy that will forever resonate with those who were fortunate enough to cross paths with him. Born on July 2, 1936, in Los Angeles, California, Louis lived a life filled with passion for music and a giving spirit that touched the hearts of many.


From a young age, Louis exhibited an innate talent for music. At just five years old, he discovered his love for the guitar and embarked on a lifelong journey of musical exploration. Teaching himself how to play this enchanting instrument, Louis honed his skills over the years and became a valued member of various bands within the vibrant musical landscape.


While his guitar prowess was widely recognized, Louis had other remarkable qualities that endeared him to those around him. He possessed an exceptional talent for compacting trash, an ability often witnessed as he carefully stomped down refuse into bins. This seemingly simple act revealed his attention to detail and dedication to maintaining order in all aspects of life.


Louie Lee's generosity knew no bounds. He was renowned for his unwavering willingness to give selflessly to others. He possessed a sharp mind that allowed him to perceive the needs of those around him and provide support when it was most needed. Medically diagnosed as having a big heart, both literally and metaphorically, Louis exemplified compassion in all his interactions.


Aside from his musical pursuits and likable personality traits, Louis had a deep passion for collecting guitars and music equipment. His extensive collection served as a testament to his unyielding love for music—a love that flowed through his veins like the melodies he strummed. He enjoyed his life and the 33 years that he got to spend with his wife, "Brendie", and they would play and sing songs together whenever they got the chance. 


When reflecting on his life's achievements, Louis beamed with pride at the mark he made in the world of music. His guitar career held a special place in his heart. The joy he brought to countless audiences and the inspiration he instilled in aspiring musicians fueled his pride and sense of fulfillment.


As we gather to remember Louis Zilinski, it is essential to acknowledge the profound impact he had on those closest to him. He is preceded in death by his father, Louis Zilinski, his mother Mary Ann Zilinski (Mimms), and his brother Jerry Eugene Zilinski. Their memories will forever intertwine with his, a testament to the unbreakable family bond they shared.


Louie Lee is survived by his loving wife Brenda Sue Zilinski (Hardin), who stood by his side through all of life's ups and downs. His memory will be cherished by two step-daughters, Janet Lynn Tower and Robertina Hackworth, who found comfort and guidance in his presence. Additionally, he leaves behind four sons: Louis Daniel Zilinski, Jerry Donnvan Zilinski, Michael Huntley Zilinski, and Louis Wayne Zilinski—each a living embodiment of their father's love. Two beloved grandchildren, Anna Beth Tower and Forrest Lee Rice, and numerous more grandchildren and great-grandchildren will carry forward his legacy with their own unique aspirations.


Although Louis may no longer grace our lives with his physical presence, the melodies he strummed on his cherished guitars will continue to resonate in our hearts. As we bid farewell to this remarkable individual, let us celebrate a life lived with passion, generosity, and an unwavering commitment to spreading joy through music. Louie Lee's spirit will forever echo through the souls of those who were lucky enough to share in the symphony of his existence. May he find eternal peace as music plays on in our hearts.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Adamsville Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 17084 US 281 Lampasas, TX 76550. 

Arrangements are under the supervision of Sabrina Young, at Youngs Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center.  

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Adamsville Baptist Church

17084 US 281, Lampasas, TX 76550

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