Gary Dale Zimmerman, age 67, of Somerset, passed from this life on Friday July 15, 2016 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on May 24, 1949 in Monticello, KY, son of the late Verdith and Margie Denney Zimmerman. He was of the Baptist faith. Gary was a Vietnam Veteran, having served his county in the United States Army. He was a retired Engineer for Harley Davidson and loved art and painting. He also was a member of the Wayne County Art Association.

He is survived by his son, Eric Erikson of Charlotte, N.C.; his brother, Ron Zimmerman of Plymouth, Indiana; his sister, Pam Ellenberger of Columbia, S.C.; his significant other, Roslyn Allison of the Oak Hill Community. He is also survived by his best friend and dog, “Rocky”, and his beloved aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Anita Zimmerman.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday July 18, 2016 at 7pm, with visitation beginning at 5pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Elk Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Wayne County Art Association.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.