In Memory

George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman

George David Zimmerman
April 22, 1953 - May 23, 2023

George “Z” “GZ” David Zimmerman was born on April 22, 1953 to George Eslie and Gwen Dauley Zimmerman in Little Rock, Ark. Since his dad was in the Army Corps of Engineers, Z was reared in a variety of locations, including Little Rock, Albuquerque, and Texas. He attended the University of Texas Arlington where he received a degree in chemistry. He was preceded in death by his father, his mother, and his brother Dean Zimmerman. He is survived by cousins Joe Zimmerman, Maria Zimmerman Boudreau, Georgia Seward, I. John Seward, James Seward, Donald Seward, Dean Dauley, as well as friends too numerous to count.

He died peacefully on May 23, 2023 at his home. A man with many names, many talents, many friends, many idiosyncrasies, and a few firmly held opinions. He lived his values: reverence for nature, respect for intelligence, dominion over all things mechanical, and intolerance for social conventions that didn’t serve his values. He hunted wild animals and birds and always ate and shared his kill. He kept paper lunch bags in his car, full of nutritional food to pass out to people living on the streets. He valued art. He loved the southwest. He loved chili, chili cook offs and spinning (and sometimes repeating) tall tales. He was a chemist, an engineer, and antique BMW aficionado, a red dirt music aficionado, a superb chili judge and a fine judge of tequila. His business card said it all: EXPERT: Wine & Food Pairings, Firearm Instruction, Relationship Advice. His relationship advice was always one word: Don’t. Then, he’d expound, “If you need to ask, just don’t.”

He was adamantly child-free but could be trusted with any responsibility he accepted. He had many circles of friends: his coworkers with NCH, the Sierra Club, the BMW Club, gun club, scuba friends, friends from college, friends from high school and on and on.

They will join with his cousins on September 10, 2023 at Tolbert’s in Grapevine at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the life of this unusual and very good man.

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07/14/23 09:55 AM #1    

Debbie Hendricks (Robertson)

George was always so kind to me.  My condolences to his family.

Debbie Robertson {Hendricks)

07/15/23 11:13 AM #2    

Barbara Carboni (Dossett)

George was very intelligent person and I had the privilege to been his girlfriend. 
God bless his family during this sad time. 
sincerly Barbara Carboni Dossett

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