WILLIAM FLOID ZACHRY
Born: July 11,1926 Born in a small town near Abilene, Texas.
Died: January 13, 2022
William Floid, known as “Bill,” to most, worked as a welder in the shipyards for several months before he was inducted at Ft. Ord in California. He was a World War II Veteran from November 9, 1944, to August 26, 1946. He was an infantry man in the army. He was assigned the task of being a Mortar man and a Bazooka man on the front lines in Germany, both were a dangerous position.
Dad was immensely proud to serve in the war and support his country. At 95 years old, he wore his World War II Veteran hat most everywhere he went. He was a proud American.
Bill Zachry was also, an entrepreneur. At one time, he owned numerous businesses in El Paso, Tx. His businesses were very successful.
In his life, Bill was married twice. His first marriage was to our mother, Vaughna June Lindsey, known as “Sue.” They were married 47 years. Sue Zachry was born on May 10, 1935. She died on August 7, 1994.
His second wife was Valley Wan Gifford. Valley died November 6, 2007. They were married for four years in Farmington, NM area.
Children of William Floid Zachry and Vaughna June Zachry:
Arvella Sue Zachry (Kalisher), Janet Ann Zachry and Jesse Floid Zachry
Grandchildren: Alicia Knowlton (Rick), Jacob Zachry (Sarah), Irwin Pittam (Danielle), Andy Pittam (JoAnn), Amber McFarland (Shane), Jonah Madden, Tamara Zachry
Siblings: El Nora Harvey, Norman Zachry (deceased), Henry Zachry (deceased)
This is but a tiny glint of Bill Zachry’s life. He had a very full life. Dad had a voracious appetite for living. He was a fighter. He was the type of man that, “never gave up”! He tried so hard in life. We honor the man he stood for.
Bill Zachry had innumerable fine qualities. He was a man that represented a highly, elevated level of integrity, courage, strength, honesty, kindness, compassion, toughness. He was a pillar of strength to his family and friends. He was the “rock” and foundation bed of solidness and consistency. He made our world feel safe and happy. Bill Zachry was a good, loving man. Bill Zachry you will be missed by so many. We love you and are so grateful you blessed us with your life, your benevolence, great humor, and kindness. You are forever in our hearts.
Bill Zachry’s memorial service will be held later this year in 2022. The info, etc., will be posted later.