Otho B. “Sonny” Zimmer, Jr.

August 03, 1938 ‒ February 25, 2008

Leesburg, Florida

Obituary for Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Otho B. “Sonny” Zimmer, Jr.

LEESBURG, FLA: Otho B. “Sonny” Zimmer, Jr., 69, of Leesburg, Florida, and formerly of Baltimore, Maryland, died February 25, 2008 following a sudden illness.

He was born August 3, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio to Otho B., Sr. and Faith O. (Summers) Zimmer, both of whom have preceded him in death.

O.B. was graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964, stationed at Fort Holabird, Md.

He was graduated from The University of Maryland School of Law in June 1966, and practiced law in Baltimore, Maryland until his retirement from the Baltimore County Bar Association in August 2004.

Mr. Zimmer was a professor of criminal justice at the Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland for 40 years, where he taught law classes on campus and local police academies. In May 2007 he was promoted to the honorary position of Professor Emeritus.

Surviving are his wife Billie Ann Zimmer; daughter Suzanne Elliott; grandson Zimmer N. Elliott; sisters and brothers-in-law Nancy & Dick Helpman, Linda & Dick Owen and Sherry Stoneburner; and his mother Ruth Zimmer.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in the Summerall Chapel of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., where inurnment will follow at Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium on the campus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Lake & Sumter Inc., 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Florida 32778-9972

Online condolences to the Zimmer Family: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com