Howard Houston Zimmerman, son of the late John Ernest Zimmerman and Nora Ethel McGowen Zimmerman, was born on Dec. 14, 1916, at Bernie and died in the Malden Nursing Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at the age of 89.
Mr. Zimmerman attended the Bernie Nazarene Church, was a farmer, and a lifelong resident of Bernie.
He was united in marriage to Radie Marcelle Vaughn on July 13, 1935, at Bernie.
Survivors include his wife, Radie Marcelle Zimmerman of the home in Bernie; two sons, Howard Wayne Zimmerman of Bernie and Barry Lee Zimmerman of Dexter; one daughter, Brenda Kay Beaird of Bernie; three brothers, Lloyd Zimmerman of Dexter, Melvin Zimmerman and Harold Zimmerman, both of Bernie; three sisters, Dimple Miller and Pearl Mickey, both of Bernie, and Geraldine Sturges of Campbell; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jean Zimmerman Cooper; one grandson, Steven Cooper; one brother, Herschel Zimmerman; and one sister, Margie Zimmerman.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie with Rev. Don Wells officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.