REED H. ZIMMER (1937 - 2018)

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  • "So sorry for your loss. RIP Reed."
    - Todd Patterson
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Reed H. Zimmer, 80, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at the Green Home, Wellsboro.
Born Aug. 31, 1937 at Blossburg State Hospital, the son of Ben and Sarah Morgan Zimmer.
On July 7, 1962 Reed married Janet Higgins; she survives and resides in Covington.
Reed was a1955 graduate of Covington High School and a 1959 graduate of Penn State University with a Dairy Science degree.
He was employed as a plumber and a Christmas tree farmer at Zimmer Century Tree Farm.
He was a representative of tree growers at Penn State Ag Council, a member of PA Christmas Tree Growers Association, and Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga County.
He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Blossburg where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and chairman of the board.
Reed thoroughly enjoyed doting on his six grandchildren; his hobbies included photography, family vacations, boating on Keuka Lake and doing farm work with his Allis Chalmers tractors.
In addition to his wife Janet, Reed is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie (Gary) Roof of Roseville, and Jill (Daniel) Marple of Covington; grandchildren; Alicia Allen, Kelly (Kyle) Hall, Joseph Allen, Alexandra Marple, Mackenzie Marple and Nickolaus Marple. Also a sister Lois (Howard) Craig of New Castle, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at The First Baptist Church of Blossburg, Saturday Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Funeral services will follow at noon with Pastor Patrick Parsons officiating; interment will be at Cherry Flats Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to the First Baptist Church 310 Main St. Blossburg, PA 16912 or Child Evangelism Fellowship 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.
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Freeberg Funeral Home
120 N. Williamson Rd
Blossburg, PA 16912
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Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Aug. 3 to Aug. 9, 2018
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