Bradford Bain Zimmerman was born to Otto Jennings Zimmerman and Bernice Katheryn "Boots" (Bain) Zimmerman in Atlanta, Georgia on March 21, 1937 and died at home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 11, 2020. He was 83 years old. He was raised in Oklahoma City and later Edina, Minnesota where he graduated from high school in 1955. Following high school, his college career included stops at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Minnesota, then ultimately earning his Bachelor of Science degree, with majors in Physics and Chemistry, at Gustavus Adolphus College. He attended graduate school at Kansas State University where he met Mary Gylaine Faulconer of El Dorado, Kansas. They married August 11, 1962. Following their wedding, Brad worked closely with his father who was a hero to him. He started at Smico Sales in Edina, Minnesota which eventually brought him to Oklahoma City where he worked at Smico Corporation. In 1980, he started his own company, Petro Quip, designing and manufacturing equipment for various industries including the petroleum industry. Brad was a devoted husband and father. He enthusiastically participated in his children's activities including Indian Guides and Indian Princesses, Cub Scouts, coaching soccer, and designing sports logos for his children's athletic teams. He enjoyed carpentry, gardening, and cooking. He is fondly remembered for constructing projects such as an enclosed tree house with an expansive multi-level deck and zip line as well as a state-of-the-art soap box derby car. He could expertly pack a week's worth of luggage into a station wagon for non-stop cross-country family vacations, still leaving room for all six family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Shirley Ann Wagner. Brad is survived by Mary Gylaine, his wife of 57 years; their children, Brad and Vicky Zimmerman of Oklahoma City, Bobbi (Zimmerman) Hassebroek of Oklahoma City, Brooks and Lizzie Zimmerman of Ardmore, David and Paige Larson of Ponca City; their grandchildren Jessica and Zachary Zimmerman, Evelyn, Calvin, and Luke Larson, Bennett, Parker, and Emery Hassebroek, Heather and Benjamin Canizales, and Caleb Terry. A Celebration of Brad's life will be at The Chapel at Crossings Community Church on Wednesday June 17 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation or any charity of your choice.