Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. William W. Harlow will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dan Vermillion, Jerry Hamilton, Russell Zimmerman, Clyde "Sonny" Hunter, Richard Clemons and Wayne Zimmerman. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the church. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall with military rites at graveside. Memorials may be made to the family's choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Born May 15, 1925, in Hardeman,he was son of the late Fred Robert Zimmerman and Katie Viola Sanders Zimmerman. On Sept. 16, 1949, he married Lucile Smithey, who preceded him in death in 1974. On Aug. 1, 1975, he married Ruby McDaniel Shull. He had lived in Saline County his entire life and had worked at Milgram's, MFA Seed Division, Blind Pony Restaurant and Bait Shop and was currently a school bus driver for Hardeman R-10 School District. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 191, where he was a former post commander.
Survivors include one daughter, Lois White and husband Richard of Marshall; his stepchildren, Spencer "Butch" Shull and wife Donna of Syracuse, N.Y., Victor Shull and wife Sue of Fort Worth, Texas, Judy Boyd and husband Bob of rural Marshall and Mike Shull of Macon; one brother, Elmer Zimmerman of rural Napton; one sister, Ethel Thomas of rural Sweet Springs; 13 stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Viola Gail Zimmerman; two sons, David Lee Zimmerman and Billy Gene Zimmerman; a sister, Elsie Werneke; and a brother, Elwood "Woody" Zimmerman.
Additional information provided per family recompense.