Mr. Zimmerman was born on October 6, 1919, in Wilmington, Del. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was the Band Drum Major and played on the Lacrosse team. Serving as a Major in the United States Marine Corp., his duty was in Samoa during World War II.
Mr. Zimmerman was employed as a retail manager in North Carolina, New York, and Georgia (Lane Bryant and J.P. Allen). He also was a realtor with Coldwell Banker in Atlanta.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Sweetman Zimmerman. He is survived by his brother, Erwin Zimmerman (Ruth) of New York City. He is survived by his children, Nancy Zimmerman Gerson (Larry), and Barry Lewis Zimmerman (Cindy). His surviving grandchildren are Shanna Gerson Levy (Jared), Deanne Alyse Gerson, Zachary Eric Gerson, Bradford James Zimmerman, and Rachel Ann Zimmerman. A graveside funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Sun., Sept. 22 at the Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to United Hospice of Brookhaven. The contact number is (770) 279-6200. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs.