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RICHARD ZIMMER


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RICHARD ZIMMER Obituary
ZimmerFeb. 7, 1960 - May 14, 2018 COLORADO Funeral services for Richard Lawrence Zimmer, 58 year-old formerly of Oklahoma, will be held Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Hydro with Pastor Alan Quigley officiating. Burial will follow in Hydro Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford, Oklahoma. Richard was born February 7, 1960 in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to SFC Lawrence Louis and Bonnie Lou (Portzel) Zimmer and passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, in Broomfield, Colorado. Richard was raised and attended school in Lawton, Oklahoma graduating from Eisenhower High School. Richard worked as an electrician and alarm technician for 12 years prior to becoming a Pastor. He pastored many churches during his ministry for Christ including; Cox City Baptist Church, Northside Baptist of DeLeon, Texas, First Baptist Hydro, Oklahoma, and Rock Creek Baptist Church. After retiring from the pastorate he would continue to serve in multiple states as a vocational minister assisting those in need, while holding down a full time job with Kleen Tech Services. Richard is survived by his mother, Bonnie Zimmer of Lawton, Oklahoma; two sons, Bradley Zimmer and wife, Emily of Washington D.C. and Chad Zimmer and wife, Paule of Denver, Colorado; one daughter, Lora Schiltz and husband, Patrick of Shawnee, Oklahoma; one brother, Timothy Zimmer of Norman, Oklahoma; two sisters, MaryAnn Zimmer-Atkinson of New Baltimore, Michigan and Suzanne Mcinerney and husband, Dennis of Cottrellville, Michigan; and three grandchildren, Addison, Dylan and Weston. He was preceded in death by his father, SFC Lawrence Zimmer. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to "the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma". Donors will need to select "other" as the designation and type in "Richard Zimmer Memorial Fund". Checks may be mailed to: The Baptist Foundation, C/O Kristen Karr, 3800 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Published in The Oklahoman on May 18, 2018
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