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Carl Joseph Zimmerman Sr., 77, of Nashport, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 10:40 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011. He was born May 15, 1934, in Kantner, PA., a son of the late Charles W. and Elizabeth Berkebile Zimmerman. He retired as a supervisor for Thrift Drug Co. He was a member of the Coburn United Methodist Church, where he served as usher for many years and where he was known as the “Candy Man.” He was a lifetime member of the Zanesville Optimist Club. After his retirement, he owned and operated a post card and souvenir business. He was a United States Marine Corps Korean Conflict Veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Kathleen Juillerat Zimmerman, whom he married September 12, 1964; two daughters, Dianna (Robert) Jaqua of Noblesville, IN and Tammy (Chris) Raymond of Nashport; a son, Carl Joseph (Heidi) Zimmerman Jr. of Nashport; a sister, Mary Jane (Bill) Hay of Galveston, IN; three brothers, Robert Zimmerman of Cleveland, Dennis (Rose) Dryburg of Lawton, OK and Barry Dryburg of Somerset, PA; and two grandchildren, Shelby and Camren Zimmerman of Nashport.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville and one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Coburn United Methodist Church, 3618 Maple Ave., Zanesville with Dr. Dennis J. Baker officiating. Carl will be laid to rest at Irville Cemetery, near Nashport. VFW George Selsam Post #1058 will hold full military rites at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Children’s Fund or Youth Fund at the Coburn United Methodist Church, 3618 Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701.
To send a note of condolence, a sympathy card or comfort food to the Zimmerman family: www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com