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Gayle N. Zimmerman

September 17, 1930 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 88)

Gayle N. Zimmerman, age 88, of Leesburg, passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Born in Greene County, Ohio, on September 17, 1930, he was the son of J. Wayne and Olita Smith Zimmerman. 

Gayle is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janet Morris Zimmerman. 

Gayle was a graduate of Reeseville School and a life-long farmer.  He was a member of the Leesburg United Methodist Church.  Gayle was on the Board of Directors for Federal Land Bank, served on the Fairfield Local School Board and the North Joint Fire District Board.  He was a member of the Over the Hill Gang, a horse drill team that participated at fairs and other local functions.  Gayle’s love of Quarter Horses took him on many weekend trail rides and many trips out west. 

In addition to his wife, Gayle is survived by his sons: Kevin (Twana) and Matthew (Nancy) Zimmerman, all of Leesburg.  Also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren: Kyle (Tammy) Zimmerman, Kari (Chad) Miller, Kelli (Ben) Fouch, Amy (Braden Dunham) Zimmerman and Caitlin (Mel) McKenzie; step-grandchild: Kip (Megan) Shoemaker; along with great-grandchildren: Dylan, Brayden, Corey, Cade, Kassi, Cameron, Emma, Gabe, Taylor, Kale, Davis, Deacon, Dalton and Olita; and step great-grandchildren: Elle and Ian. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice (116 Morris Rd Ste B, Circleville, OH 43113) and Highland County North Joint Fire & Ambulance (200 South St, Leesburg, OH 45135). 

Family will receive friends at the Leesburg United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 3-7pm, when a memorial service will begin.  Burial to follow, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Leesburg, at the convenience of the family.  Services have been entrusted to Littleton Funeral Home, Sabina. 


Donations may be made to:

Heartland Hospice Services
116 Morris Road, Circleville OH 43113

Highland County North Joint Fire & Ambulance
200 South Street, Leesburg OH 45135


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