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Connally/Compton Funeral Directors

4400 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX

OBITUARY

James Henry Zenner

January 1, 1927June 3, 2020

James Henry Zenner was born on January 1, 1927 and passed away on June 3, 2020 in WACO, Texas and is under the care of Connally/Compton Funeral Directors.

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Jolene Rice

June 12, 2020

Many fond memories as a child with this whole Zenner family. I loved visiting their home because it was truly a “home”. I’m so glad my son, Don Bosse , and I were able to visit him in 2018. Uncle Buddy got me my first job and he loved to here me sing and play the guitar.

I’ll love you forever sir..you will be missed❤️

Butch Zenner

June 12, 2020

What a huge personality! I have never encountered anyone who loved to laugh and make others laugh as much as Uncle Bud. He had a joke or funny story for every occasion. How he told it was just as funny as the joke/story itself. He loved to party and was very good at it! As a youngster, I remember the legendary parties at Uncle Amos' & Aunt Bernice's house on Saturday nights. Uncle Amos' piano playing, Dad & Uncle Bud singing and Mom's whistling. And of course plenty of cold beer and spirits. Us kids would sit in the living room watching TV, rolling our eyes and make fun of the "adults" at the other end of the house.
Uncle Bud was a very important person in my life. He helped Mom and I settle in Houston after Dad (his brother) had passed when I was only 8 years old. He was always there for me and included me in many of their family outings. He taught me how to water ski, BBQ, play the guitar and several other life lessons. He was there when I needed advice, solicited or unsolicited. He loved his family and I know he loved me. I will miss him very much but will never forget his face, his voice or the impact he made on my life. If you can hear me over the party you're having in heaven, thank you for everything and I love you too Uncle Bud!

Edmund Dusablon

June 12, 2020

Condolences to the Zenner family! I got to know Jim through Dodie his wife, when we would get together for Wednesday bingo in our Point Aquarius community. It was always enjoyable to talk to Jim,as he would always have a story of his past about family history, military, or work . He was a guy that you knew where you stood with him. I have done some work for him at times, and he expected a good job, and would let you know if it wasn't, which I respected a lot. Jim and I, along with Dodie became good friends, and usually would sit on their back patio to visit ,and reminisce over a nice cold beer. I will miss Jim!


Theresa Varnado

June 12, 2020

Theresa Varnado

June 12, 2020

Theresa Varnado

June 12, 2020

I’m so sorry I can’t be with all of you for Uncle Buddy’s celebration of life. So many Great memories from my younger years of getting together at my Dad’s house for summer fun and holiday gatherings. My favorite memory will always be him and Aunt Dodie leading our grand march at Jean’s and my wedding almost 27 years ago. We always enjoyed visiting with him when we had the chance. We will miss him! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family today as you celebrate his life and say goodbye for now. Love you Uncle Buddy!

Fred and Kathy Cramm

June 11, 2020

So many fun times with our Mr Buddy and Ms Dodie.

MICHELLE OTTEMAN

June 11, 2020

I will always remember walking into Jim and Dottie's and us saying "Hi Big Jim", he would always respond, "You been lookin in my bathroom window again" So dam funny.
I will never forget you.
Love,
Michelle Otteman

Danny Tomlinson

June 8, 2020

All of us at Community Healthcare of Texas wish to extend our sincere condolences that the family of Mr. Zenner. Thank you for the honor and privilege of providing support and care to him during the last days of his life. May you hold and cherish many wonderful memories of this dear man to encourage you on your life journeys. May you know the wonderful peace and comfort of God in the days ahead.
Chaplain Danny Tomlinson

Krystal Lucich

June 5, 2020

Heaven has gained an angel! Sweet Uncle Bud, full of so much love, such a positive spirit and always wanting to make you laugh! Thank you for all of the memories; banana boat ride, boat rides, water skiing, the MoPad (even though I fell off :) ) and most importantly you're genuine spirit full of love & compassion. You will be missed by many...one of a kind Uncle Bud!
~Krystal Lucich