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Sherman C. Zeke Zimmerman

January 17, 1941 ~ March 19, 2018 (age 77)
Sherman C. “Zeke” Zimmerman, 77, of Fincastle, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Sherman was born in Fincastle January 17, 1941 and lived in the area most of his life. He was the son of the late Rufus B. and Annie M. Chiles Zimmerman.

Sherman retired as a supervisor from Norfolk Southern Railroad in 1999. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, farming, and restoring old tractors.

In addition to his parents, Sherman was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife Sara Wilmore Zimmerman of 28 years; daughters and sons-in-law Christina Stacy and Kyle Sinisi of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Carol Lynn and Ken Leginus of Salem, Sherry and James Dyer of Buchanan; step-son and daughter-in-law Hunter Wimmer and Casie Permeter Wimmer; grandchildren: Scott, Lindsey, Shane, Haley, Taylor, Kaleb, Cody, Kristen, and Truman; and his dog Sassy.

A celebration of Sherman’s life will be 11:00 am Friday, March 23 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville with Pastor Jake Roudebush officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Burial Park. Sherman’s family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to League for Animal Protection, PO Box 561, Fincastle, Virginia 24090.

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