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LAKELAND -- Mr. Robert L. Zimmerman of Lakeland died of lung failure Tuesday (July 1, 2003) in Lakeland. He was 69.

Born in Fort White, he came to Lakeland from there 52 years ago. He retired from Grace Chemicals and later became a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Carpenters Home Church.

Mr. Zimmerman is survived by his wife, Loyce M. Zimmerman; daughters, Cynthia Patterson, Gwendolyn Denson, Geraldine Hudson, Tampa, Carol Zimmerman, Lakeland, Carolyn Nance, Lisa Williams, Little Rock, Lynnette Giles, Winter Haven, Tammy Brown, Vero Beach; sons, Gerald Zimmerman, New Haven, Conn., Terry Zimmerman, Lakeland, Kenneth Martinez, Bartow, Curtis Giles Jr., Barry Giles, both of Lakeland, Kevin Giles, Miami; sisters, Louise James, Ella Mae Randolph, both of High Springs, Florence McCloud, Verlene Griffin, both of Fort White; brothers, James Zimmerman, Lakeland, Rudolph Zimmerman, Eaton Park; 30 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Services at noon Saturday at Carpenters Home Church. Burial will be in Lakeland Memorial Gardens.

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