THE DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL
Daytona Beach, Florida – Flagler County Edition
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Edward D. Zeller passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2008 after an extended illness. He was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on September 18, 1938 to parents E.S. Zeller and Margaret Ashton Fox. Ed's father was a Marine Corp Master Sergeant and that caused the family to move periodically.
Ed graduated with the class of 1956, Oceanside High School, Oceanside, CA. Upon graduation, he came to live with his grandparents, Henry and Francis Zeller in Bunnell, FL. The elder Zellers lived on the site where the current U.S. Post Office is located in Bunnell.
On February 25, 1959, Ed married Marsha Daniels of Flagler County. One of Ed's great loves, other than his family, was for automobiles. He owned and operated Ed's Pure Oil at the intersection of U.S. 1 and S.R. 100 in Bunnell throughout the 1960's and 70's. He shared his interest in anything with wheels with many of the area's teenagers at the time educating them in his own form of "automotive science."
When the county began to grow and Palm Coast was established, Ed operated the first service station located there, Parkway Exxon, for 15 years. He most recently was a scale operator for Flagler County Landfill. Ed was one of the individuals who founded the Kingsmen Car Club in the 1960's and could be found most weekends at the organized drag races the group sponsored at the Flagler County Airport.
He served as a City Commissioner for the City of Bunnell and also served on numerous committees throughout the years including the Beautification Committee of the city. Not surprisingly, Ed and Marsha Zeller have one of the most beautifully landscaped and well-tended yards in Bunnell. Ed spent many hours working in the yard but he was never too busy to stop and talk to the many friends who would pass by.
He leaves, in addition to his wife Marsha of 49 years, three daughters, Sheryl Smedley (John) of Selma, AL, Wendy Zeller (John Bogdanny) of Palm Coast, and Serena Lopez (Jose) also of Palm Coast; grandchildren, Paul and Lance Kiwala and Selena Cox and two great-grandchildren; his mother, Margaret E. Fox of DeLand, and a sister, Janell Herndon of DeLand. "Fast Eddie" also leaves many, many friends and individuals whose lives he touched throughout the years.
The family will receive friends in the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S., Flagler Beach, today (Wednesday) from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 10:30 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Bunnell. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Korona, FL.
Pallbearers will be Brice Hosford, Wayne Allman, Russ Nulph, Larry Williams, Bebe Moody, and Flynn Edmonson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggest to the Care Fund for the upkeep of St. Mary's Cemetery in care of the Diocese of St. Augustine, 1635 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32084.