Funeral services for Richard Lawrence Zimmer, 58-year-old Colorado resident, formerly of Oklahoma, will be held Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hydro with Pastor Alan Quigley officiating. Burial will follow in Hydro Masonic Cemetery with testimonials from family and friends.

Funeral services for Richard Lawrence Zimmer, 58-year-old Colorado resident, formerly of Oklahoma, will be held Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hydro with Pastor Alan Quigley officiating. Burial will follow in Hydro Masonic Cemetery with testimonials from family and friends.

Richard was born Feb. 7, 1960, in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, to SFC Lawrence Louis and Bonnie Lou (Portzel) Zimmer and passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, in Broomfield, Colorado.

Richard was raised and attended school in Lawton, graduating from Eisenhower High School.

Richard worked as an electrician and alarm technician for 12 years prior to becoming a pastor. He pastored many churches during his ministry for Christ including; Cox City Baptist Church, Northside Baptist of DeLeon, Texas, First Baptist Hydro, Oklahoma, and Rock Creek Baptist Church. After retiring from the pastorate he would continue to serve in multiple states as a vocational minister assisting those in need, while holding down a full time job with Kleen Tech Services.

Richard is survived by his mother, Bonnie Zimmer of Lawton, Oklahoma; two sons, Bradley Zimmer and wife, Emily of Washington D.C. and Chad Zimmer and wife, Paule of Denver, Colorado; one daughter, Lora Schiltz and husband, Patrick of Shawnee; one brother, Timothy Zimmer of Norman; two sisters, MaryAnn Zimmer-Atkinson of New Baltimore, Michigan, and Suzanne Mcinerney and husband, Dennis of Cottrellville, Michigan; and three grandchildren, Addison, Dylan and Weston.

He was preceded in death by his father, SFC Lawrence Zimmer.

Family request gifts to be made in lieu of flowers at the link below. Donors will need to select “other” as the designation and type in “Richard Zimmer Memorial Fund.”

Checks can be made out to “the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma” with the note portion saying “Richard Zimmer Memorial Fund.” Checks can be mailed to: The Baptist Foundation C/O Kristen Karr, 3800 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.