STEPHENVILLE — E. W. “Tumpy” Zimmerman, 81, retired as a Bellman for the Lamar hotel in Houston, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Emil V. Becker officiating. Burial will be at West End Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Lacy Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1925, to Eddie Elbert and Callie Ella (Bolling) Zimmerman in Stephenville. He married Ethel Mae Yerby on Dec. 10, 1967, in Ft. Worth. He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1999. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a member of D.A.V.-Waco #3, and was a WWII Navy veteran.

Survivors include one step-son and wife, Jim & Sheryle Wright of Decatur; one step-daughter and husband, Reba & Bob Reynolds of Euless; one sister, Louise Overby of Stephenville; three half-sisters, Betty Johnson of Claude, Jeweldean Williams of Ft. Worth, and Eleanor Cary of Ft. Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Stephenville VFW, P.O. Box 518, Stephenville, TX 76401.

Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com