Ron H. Zachary Sr. of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, at home, with his family by his side. He was 68.

Ron liked to play golf and enjoyed sports of all kinds. He worked at Hyster for 18 years and then at Lithonia/Acuity for 30 years, retiring in March 2016.

Born Jan. 25, 1951, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Fred Atwood Zachary and Crystal Hortense Runion Zachary. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School. He married Pam Walters and she survives.

Ron was a loving family man who will be missed by all his surviving family, which includes: wife Pam Zachary; son Ron (Tisha) Zachary Jr.; daughter Chrystina Russell; daughter Buffie (Matt) Voorhees; son Mark (Alicia) Zachary; step-daughters, Karmon (Justis) Barger and Kelsey (Brad) Case; and 17 grandchildren, Jesika, Devon, Ashlynn, Sidney, Colton, Jacob, Jazmen, Colin, Kadin, Abby, Case, Zeke, Annie, Rachel, McKenzie, Reagan and Kenna.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Tyler and Allie.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3 at the funeral home, led by Pastor Mark Stevens. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

Donations in memory of Ron Zachary Sr. may be made to the Marie Canine Cancer Center, 1706 Lafayette Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.  

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