William L. ‘Billy’ Zimmerman II, 65, problem-solver who welcomed challenge

William L. 'Billy' Zimmerman
William L. ‘Billy’ Zimmerman

William L. “Billy” Zimmerman II, 65, of Virginia Beach, was born Sept. 30, 1954, and passed away in a tragic accident Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, William L. Zimmerman and Ruth Charlotte Zimmerman.

Billy is survived by his loving wife, Eileen Huguenel Zimmerman; two wonderful sons, William L. “Billy” Zimmerman III (Jennifer) and Zachery J. Zimmerman; and grandchildren, William L. Zimmerman IV and Jordyn M. Zimmerman; and siblings, Evchen Datz (Christian) of Salsbury, Austria, Inge Kovach (Charles) of Irwin, Pennsylvania, Roger Zimmerman (Barbara) of Omaha, Nebraska, and Raymond L. Zimmerman (Kathy) and Suzanne Kimberl (John), all of Virginia Beach. Billy will be deeply missed by his family and his wealth of friends truly privileged to have had him in their lives.

Billy loved spending time with his family and helping others more than anything. He was the kindest, most selfless man to his sons and anyone who needed his help. “No” was not in his vocabulary. Even if he didn’t agree with someone, he was always compassionate and non-judgmental. There wasn’t a day in his life that Billy didn’t help someone with his unending kindness because he was an absolute problem solver. No task was ever too large for him. Billy never complained, as he loved challenges to undertake and successfully completed every job to perfection.

Billy was always making plans for his next adventure with his beloved sons, Billy and Zachery. He was a big kid himself who loved having fun and laughing all the time. Zach loved going to Ocean City, so they went often to race go-karts and go on the rides with his dad. Billy ensured that he had fun with his sons every day. He was even by his sons’ sides on the field when he played baseball for every game, walking with him from base to base.

For the autism community, Billy’s contributions and help were never-ending. He solely initiated a fundraiser “Ride for Autism” to raise awareness and funds for children at “Campgonnawannagoagin.” Billy independently sought to raise funds for a camp bus by approaching friends and business contributors that he personally knew. Additionally, he organized another fundraiser motorcycle ride with over 100 participants to benefit “KelsKids.” Billy developed the first scholarship swimming program for all families who were unable to afford to take their children with special needs for swimming lessons.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel.

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