Loving Brother, Uncle
WAYNESVILLE — Eric Blake Zimmerman, 58, of Suyeta Drive, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at his residence.
A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Bob Zimmerman and Hallie Shelton Stinnette (Shuler), and was also preceded in death by step-father, Oscar Shuler; niece, Morina Michelle Stinnette; two brothers, Bill Stinnette and David Shuler; brother-in-law, Wesley Yarbrough; and two great-nephews, Cole and Cade Smith.
Blake was employed in the Central Sterilization Department of Haywood Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital for over 20 years and also served on the board of St. Joseph Hospital during his employment there. He was an excellent artist and loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by a sister, Donna Yarbrough, of Waynesville; two brothers, Wayne Stinnette and wife, Mary, of Waynesville, and Doug Stinnette and wife, Willene, of Pine Mountain, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Rev. Perry Hines and Mindy Rathbone officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to the time of service.