Robert W. “Bob” Zack, Jr.

July 14, 1980 ‒ March 18, 2018

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE:  Robert W. “Bob” Zack, Jr. passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a six month battle with cancer.

His zest for life included many passions such as cooking, hunting, and fishing, yet his love of family was his greatest passion of all.

He was born July 14, 1980 in San Jose, California the son of Loretta (Adams) Daily and the late Robert Walter Zack, Sr. and graduated from Lexington High School having spent two years  at Pioneer with his focus on Culinary Arts.

Bob’s passion for cooking started at Sweeny’s.  Later he worked at local restaurants until he helped the start of his family’s restaurant K.C.’s Steak and Ribs in Bellville where he was head chef for the last ten years.

He enjoyed watching the Browns, delighted in animals and small children and was always playful, clowning around having fun, never-failing to entertain.

Bob was passionate about the outdoors, spending every minute he could outside hunting, trapping, camping and fishing.  His love of fishing lead to many late nights after work along the lakes just waiting to catch the big one, and days with his children where he taught them to cast their first line.

But none of these passions outweighed Bob’s passion for his family.  He was a loving father, faithful partner, devoted son and awesome big brother.  His intense love for all of them inspired him to fight the hardest battle of his life, the fight against cancer.  He leaves a legacy of hard work, appreciation for nature, fun-loving laughter and commitment to family.

He is survived by his mother and step-father Loretta and Roger Daily of Bellville, Bob also leaves the love of his life and fiancée Melissa Oxendale of Bellville, and their children Jacob and Abbygail Zack, step son Jaxson Oxendale, two brothers and sisters-in-law Adam and Daisy Zack of Lexington, and Christopher and Debbie Zack of Bellville, four nieces and nephews Hannah and Tyler Zack and Cheyanne and Dakota Zack, and his maternal grandmother Mary Adams Long of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 4-6 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral will follow at 6 pm. Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate.

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  • I’m so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Bob will be missed by all who knew him. Beetle and Shaun Isley

  • We are deeply saddened by the terrible loss that this family has encountered. Our condolences are with all of you.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Bob passing, it is a shock to us, our condolences are with all of you.

  • I’m sorry to hear this. I love KC’s Steak n Ribs, wonder if he ever cooked for me….now he’s cookin in Heaven! God Bless!

  • I am sorry for you all’s loss. Bob was a really fun person to be around. I enjoyed the time I was able to work under him, he gave me some good pointers. I still brag about his cooking down here in Texas. I know he will be missed. Condolences

  • Bob was such a super sweet man. I am so terribly sorry to hear this news. He was always so kind. Thinking of the entire family.

  • Loretta and Family.
    Heaven seems nearer as our loved ones enter tnete.

    You all are in our prayers.
    We love you.
    Uncle Paul and Aunt Bessie Beckner

  • So sorry to hear this news. Bob was a great guy and we had a lot of fun with The Bob’s Big Burger promotion at KC’s back in the old radio days. Sending Prayers and condolences for Loretta and her family..

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and in the days to come.
    Jenni, Wes and Trinity

  • What a courageous battle, he will be missed by many. My condolences to your entire family. Rest in peace.

  • Dear Loretta, Missy and Family,
    We just learned of Bob’s passing. Our hearts ache for all you and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very blessed to have known Bob and have so many memories of the delicious meals that he prepared. He truly was a “Master Chef” only to be out done by his wonderful personality. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Dave & Deb Goossens