LeRoy D. Zachman Jr.
February 17, 1927 ‒ October 31, 2008
LaRue and formerly of Marion, Ohio
LeRoy D. Zachman Jr., age 81, of LaRue and formerly of 400 Benzler-Lust Rd., Marion, died Friday morning, October 31, 2008, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born in Marion, Ohio, on February 17, 1927, the son of the late Beatrice (Palmer) and LeRoy D. Zachman Sr. LeRoy graduated from Pleasant High School in the Class of 1944, where he excelled in basketball.
Shortly following his graduation from high school, LeRoy was enlisted into the U.S. Army. A Veteran of World War II, he served as a corporal in a supply unit in the Hallution Islands.
For thirty three years, LeRoy worked as a laborer for the B.F. Goodrich Plant in Green Camp. He was also a member of the United Rubber Workers’ Union, of which he became union president.
After moving to a farm on Benzler Lust Road in 1938, LeRoy enjoyed tending the fields of corn, beans, and wheat, and raising livestock. Able to fix anything, he also enjoyed tinkering with all of the farm machinery.
A man of deep faith, LeRoy was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee and taught Sunday school. Recently, he had attended his son’s church, Mt. Victory United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Mt. Victory V.F.W.
An avid Pleasant High School sports fan, LeRoy could be found at most games “raising cain” with his buddy, George Young.
“A patient man,” LeRoy’s favorite saying was “Don’t Panic” letting everyone know, it would always be okay.
LeRoy Jr. will be missed by his four children: Dawn Zachman of Marion, LeeAnn Goldberg of Cartersville, Georgia, and twins, LeRoy D. (Cindy) Zachman III of LaRue, and Tammy Johnson of Mt. Victory; eleven grandchildren: Jenny (Tim) Butler, Leslie (Chad) Mitchell, Michael Garey, Nathan (Leah) Goldberg, Erin Goldberg, Zachary, Joshua, and Chelsea Zachman, and Amelia, Loren and Daniel Johnson; five great-grandchildren: Shawna, Jordan, Trey, Sylvania, and Haley; three sisters: Maureen Shepard of Cardington, Martha Walker of Marion, and Alicia Zachman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Zachman family showing will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, November 3, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, where services celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor J. Mac Geissinger officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council will follow in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, PO Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43272-5117.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.