Charles Richard “Rick” Zimmerman

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Charles Richard “Rick” Zimmerman, age 65, of Carlisle, entered the heavenly gates on April 21, 2021. He was born on July 19, 1955, to Margaret Zimmerman-Bethel and the late Charles Richard Zimmerman.

He graduated from Manzano High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Business Administration. Rick retired as the IT Manager for Lennox Industries in Stuttgart. He was a natural craftsman who could create anything with his hands. He enjoyed duck hunting, the Razorbacks, his five granddaughters and spending his mornings on his tractor at the farm. Every afternoon was reserved for golf. His time spent with his buddies was a true joy. This message came from a friend, “They don’t make them like this guy anymore. He was the nicest, most appreciative, and complimentary guy you would ever meet. He always had your back whether he was on your team or not. His “high-fives” may have actually hurt at times but what I wouldn’t give to have one more. I’m going to miss you buddy.”

Rick was preceded in death by his father Richard Zimmerman, and son Chad Zimmerman.

Rick is survived by his wife, Jo Zimmerman; one son, Brock Zimmerman and wife, Jen; one step-daughter, Melissa Moody and husband, William; one step-son, Nathan Campbell and wife, Priscilla; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and John Bethell; five granddaughters, Madison Moody, JoAnna Moody, Gracie Campbell, Hadley Campbell, and Allie Zimmerman; his brother Phil Zimmerman and wife, Tina; his nephew, Dylan Zimmerman and wife, Emily; his niece, Hannah Zimmerman; his aunt and uncle, Phyllis Hooten and her husband, Bill; his cousin Kay Ostrem and husband, Dan; his brother-in-law, Eddie Raper and wife, Sandy and his in-laws, Arlene and James Burks.

The family will be eternally grateful to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Springhill Baptist Hospital for their excellent care and compassion during his long battle with Covid. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Carlisle.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Carlisle with visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

9 thoughts on “Charles Richard “Rick” Zimmerman”

  1. Jo, Brock, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. He was a special person and I will always be grateful for the time I spent with him, both professionally and personally. It’s been many years, but his mentorship and friendship had a very positive influence on my life…and our golf outings provided a valuable lesson in humility. His friend’s description is the memory I have, a truly great guy. I know his greatness will be missed by many, but will serve him well in eternal life. I pray for this and your comfort.

  2. T Jo and family, Im sorry for your loss, but he fought a long hard battle.There is a song, Tonya used to sing. It was I may loose a battle now and then, but I already won the war. God bless you all

  3. Jo and family, Im sorry for your loss,but he fought a hard battle, There is a song that Tonya always sang. I may loose a battle now and then but I have allready won the war

  4. Becky Brewer-Lewis

    Margaret Ann, I am so very, very sorry for your loss and send to you and all your family my deepest sympathy and love.

  5. Jo, Margaret, Brock, and family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Rick will truly be missed. I hope that through this ordeal that you will find blessings and hold on to those. God is and will continue to be with you. Debbie and I send our love to you all.

  6. Joan, Katie and Addison

    Dear Jo, Melissa and girls, Mrs. Zimmerman, Phil and all of you, We are so very sorry for your loss. There’s just not enough words. May Peace be with all of you. Sending love and prayers.

  7. Cassandra Brewer-Miller

    To Jo, Ms Margaret Ann and Phil,
    I am truly so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with
    your family at this saddest of times. Our family is sending you love and
    sweet memories always.

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