Zig Ziglar dies at age 86
By JASON PATTERSON
Editor & Publisher
“Where you start is not nearly as important as where you finish.”
- Zig Ziglar
Once a poor boy in Yazoo City, he went on to become the Master of Motivation.
Zig Ziglar, America’s best known motivational speaker and author of over two dozen books, died Wednesday morning at age 86 in Dallas, Texas after a brief battle with pneumonia.
Born Hillary Hinton Ziglar in Coffee County, Ala., Ziglar moved to Yazoo City with his family at a young age. Ziglar was the tenth of 12 children, and his father died when he was just five years old. One of his younger sisters died just two days later.
At age 6, the first grader was selling peanuts on the streets of Yazoo City. During the Great Depression, Ziglar and his brothers served as carriers for The Yazoo Herald.
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