The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 5, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, July 5, 2013


Randolph ‘Red’ Zimmerman

HICO — Randolph “Red” Zimmerman, 61, of Hico, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital due to complications for a recent illness.

Born on December 5, 1951, in Hico, WV, he was the son of the late Robert and Betty Zimmerman.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Zimmerman, and father-in-law Dan Nutter.

Randy served in the United States Army in the early 1970s. He was also a 30-year volunteer at the Fayetteville Methodist Church Food Pantry in Fayetteville, WV, and well known within the community for always helping others in need. Randy loved gardening, listening to country music, NASCAR, and his pets.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving, devoted wife of 39 years, Reda Zimmerman; sons, Randy Zimmerman and wife Jennifer of Hico, WV; Terrance Zimmerman and wife Sara of Meridianville, AL; and Gunnery Sergeant Robert Zimmerman (USMC) and wife Andrea of Okinawa, Japan. Nine grandchildren: Tyler, Madisyn, Katelyn, Lauren, Matthew, Juliet, Mackenzi, Cadence, and Evie Faye. He is also survived by one brother Rick Zimmerman and wife Chris of Hico, WV; six sisters: Nancy Compton of Fayetteville, WV; Cynda Gill of Bartonsville, PA; Rose Carte and husband Richard of Hico, WV; Jeanie Cole and husband Danny of Hico, WV; Diane White of Hilltop, WV; and Melody Simms and husband Scott of Hico, WV; aunt Charlene Crist and husband Clarence of Ansted, WV; uncle Willo Foster and wife Barbara of Ohio; mother-in-law Betty Nutter of Canvas, WV; family friend Amanda Ramsey of Craigsville, WV; many nieces, nephews, special friends, and his special canine companion “Bud.”

Pallbearers will be Randy’s three sons, grandson Tyler, brother Rick, brother-in-law Danny Cole, and nephews Travis Carte and Kain Carte.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted, WV, with Pastor Kenny Hayes, Pastor Bob Piotrowski, and Reverend Freddie Parkins officiating. Burial will follow at Legg Family Cemetery on Stringtown Road in Hico, WV.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 6, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted, WV.

Condolences may be sent to Reda Zimmerman, 1793 Stringtown Road, Hico, WV 25854.

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