David Zimmerman, 70, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was a resident of Trafalgar.
David was born Aug. 13, 1943, in Brown County to Denzil Leroy Zimmerman and Jessie (Rund) Zimmerman. He married Linda Kay (Baker) Zimmerman on Aug. 1, 1975, in Edinburgh. She survives after 39 loving years.
He proudly served as a specialist E-4 in the 6th Battalion of the 71st Artillery Division U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1998 after working for 47 years as a carpenter. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local No. 1775 in Columbus and also a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union No. 301 in Indianapolis.
David owned and operated Dave Zimmerman Trucking Co. and also served on the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Horse Patrol and as a reserve deputy for 15 years, retiring in 2002.
He enjoyed restoring classic cars, playing his guitar and singing music with his family. He sang with the Gospel Tones for several years. He was a member, music director and past trustee of the Sycamore Bible Church in Trafalgar.
David will be missed by his devoted wife, Linda; sons, Russell (Kellie) Zimmerman of Indianapolis, Bobby (Stacy) Hogue and Jason (Terri) Zimmerman, both of Trafalgar, and Clayton (Sarah) Zimmerman of Morgantown; one sister, Jody Ogden of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Marilynn Adams.
The Rev. Ervin Stutzman will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sycamore Bible Church, 699 Park St., Trafalgar. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in Brown County, with military graveside rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions can be made in honor of David to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Zimmerman family at www.meredith-clark.com.