AIKEN, SC – Warrant Officer William Andree Zimmerman, Army National Gurad (Ret.), entered into rest peacefully at home on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the age of 101.
Warrant Officer Zimmerman was born April 15, 1919 in Bourbonne Les Bains, France to the late William Emmanuel Zimmerman and the late Andree Augustine Antoinette Bedel Zimmerman. He was a long-time area resident. He was the oldest living SC National Guardsman retiree in the state. He received numerous medals and commendations for his military service. Warrant Officer Zimmerman was an avid golfer and played the game until he couldn’t see his golf ball any longer. He was a patron of the Masters Golf Tournament for many decades.
Warrant Officer Zimmerman was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Pansy Burgess Zimmerman; and all of his siblings.
Survivors include two nieces, Diane Zimmerman Boyd and Linda Zimmerman Lawrence; a nephew, David Zimmerman; a sister-in-law, Hazel Burgess Pardue; a brother-in-law, Edward Burgess (Stephanie); and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family from his marriage to Pansy.
The family would like to say a special thank you to his caretakers Mellissa Moore, Dib Reynolds, Charlie Wilson, Ruth Keenan, Kim Wright, and Joyce Burleson as well as the staff of Regency Hospice.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Aiken Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, PO Box 438, Aiken, SC 29802.
The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
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