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.