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Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home

601 North Alleghaney, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

Regis "Ziggy"" Zeolla

February 1, 1940September 28, 2019

Regis (Ziggy) M. Zeolla of Midland Texas joined his father in heaven on September 28, 2019. Ziggy was the son of Mario Zeolla and Georgetta Seita, born on February 1, 1940 in Pennsylvania into a large Italian family. He had one sister, Carole A. Zeolla who was a teacher and writer. Ziggy was an inspector for Bayer corporation in Baytown, Texas for 25 years prior to retirement and moving to West Texas. Ziggy and Kathy Davis Anderson were married on December 14, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their first home in Baytown, Texas for 12 years and then relocated to New Kensington, Pennsylvania to care for Ziggy’s mother. They spent 6 years there before settling in Midland where they have resided for the past 16 years enjoying his neighbors and friends. Ziggy never met a stranger. Ziggy was a gambler. He and Kathy loved Las Vegas and made many trips. He played Black Jack and loved the Craps table. He played the Texas lottery every day, always playing the same numbers. When living in South Texas he would take his young granddaughter, Lauryn to pick the winning dog at the dog races. She generally did, point out the winner!! He was an avid golfer and loved to play with his father-in-law; Bob and very good friend, Marty whom both preceded him in death. He spent many hours watching classic TV and old western movies. He was a Pittsburg Steeler fan, (never could get him to support our Cowboys!!). He was a fabulous musician. He started drumming at 3 years of age, picked up a guitar and just knew how to play; he could sit down on a piano bench, stand at any keyboard and play anything he heard. He played in country bands most of his adult life. He loved to dance and loved the night life. Ziggy was predeceased by parents, sister and two grandchildren; Nolan and Layla. He is survived by wife; Kathy Davis Zeolla; daughters: Linda Zeolla and her significant other Yazan Al-Saleh of Pfugerville, Texas, Casi and spouse Lee Johns of Cypress; Texas, two sons: Richard (Rick) Zeolla and wife Mashelle of Cairo, Egypt, Cory Shane Anderson and wife Jolyn of Houston, Texas. He had 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren that were the light of his life. He had two fur babies that he spoiled rotten and loved like his own children, Lizzy and DeeDee.

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Stephen Lawson

October 10, 2019

So many memories, playing poker at your house and you telling me to quit mixing the drinks to strong, swimming in your pool watching my mom dog paddle around, you telling us to quit sneaking in your house, and out of your house. I still hear the music you and my dad made together, and every time I would come over you were playing something, mostly Willie. So many memories.
I'm so glad I got to see you a few years ago in Midland, and I will see you again my friend.
Love ya Ziggy,
Stephen

Jennifer Mercer' Saurer

October 6, 2019

Uncle Ziggy,
I will always be able to hear the sound of you playing the piano, you had a true talent for it , to be able to just hear something and than play, was fun to watch and listen to.
You always had a smile, no matter what was going on, you brought life to the people around you !!!
I know that you are no longer suffering but you are greatly missed . Thank you for taking such good care of everybody while you here, and I know you will continue to look out for everyone from above as well.
Love you Uncle Ziggy, fly high!! 😘

Heidi Johns

October 5, 2019

These are such sweet heartfelt messages of Ziggy and the Love That so many felt for him. Ziggy definitely enjoyed Life and lived it through the fullest. I have no doubt he's "Dancing in the Heavens"! I'm so glad to have known him even if it was a short time. Rest In Peace my friend you'll Always be Remembered for the Love you shared with others❤️

Linda Zeolla

October 4, 2019

Daddy from the day I was born you were my hero, my everything! I miss everything, I miss texting first thing in the morning and last thing at night, talking to you a million times a day. You were and I know are, ALWAYS there for me. Giving me advice helping me along in life. A piece of me is missing. I hear you in my head say it ok baby doll. You will always be the best father in the world!! And such a wonderful grandfather too. Jayden talks to you every night and tells me with tears "momma, we will see grandpa again", as he is at such a loss. I know that's true but the pain of loosing you becomes unbearable at times. I know I must be strong and raise Jayden well and make you proud and I also know you kept our promise and grabbed on to Layla there. I just wish I had more time with you. You are my heart. I love you more than words can describe. For anyone reading this that knew him, you know he was a wonderful person. Funny, smart, kind,and loving. Till we are together again, my deepest love Daddy.
Your daughter, Linda Carole Zeolla

JoLyn Anderson

October 4, 2019

To my father in law,

Where do I begin, there is so much and so many memories I will forever cherish. I will miss you saying "hey girl" and kisses on my cheek, our shopping trips to hobby lobby, walmart, and petsmart. Nanny said she can teach me to make frittata but it wont be the same. I know you are no longer in pain. So this is not goodbye. It is I will see you later. Thank you for all the stories, words of wisdom and understanding, my coffee and biscuit every morning, and my texts 2 times a day to make sure I was safe on "them dang oil field roads" you were the best father in law a girl could ask for. You were my buddy, my person. So have a smoke, jack and coke, and do some golfing. And I will see you later.

Lauryn Anderson

October 1, 2019

To My Papa in Heaven,

First of all, I just want to say that I miss you. I miss your jokes, your nicknames for me, your smile, your laugh, and so many more little things about you. I miss spending all the summers with you & eating our banana splits. But the fact that I'm missing you is obvious. You were one of the main supports in my life, and now it's like a link of my chain is missing. I am so glad we got to have our one last talk Friday night while you held my hand tight. You were the best PAPA ever!!

I love you so much and miss you so so much, more than words could ever say!! I will always be your Pootie! 💘

Rhonda Tinney

September 30, 2019

Ziggy was a very honorable man. He was a good son in law, always taking Mary her biscuits and gravy from Whataburger for breakfast every morning when she was in the hospital. Being such a good friend to his father in law, playing golf and checking on him. He always treated Kathy like a queen, he adored his wife!
Ziggy was an awesome grandpa and great grandfather to all his littles (And bigs). I will always appreciate what he did for my family. Thank you for everything and have fun playing golf again
“With the boys”........💜

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY