Ronnie Zachry

Ronnie Dale Zachry a longtime resident of Durant, Oklahoma passed from this life into the arm's of his Savior in Denison, Texas on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 68 years 11 months and 29 days. He was born in Durant, Oklahoma to Wiley Louis and Vivian (Prentice) Zachry on Sunday, November 12, 1944. Ronnie married Jannie Kelley in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, September 28, 1963 they celebrated their 50 year marriage on September 28, 2013.

Ronnie was a carpet layer for many years but he also owned and operated Zachry's Used Cars in Durant, Oklahoma for many years. He was a member of the Victory Tabernacle Church. Ronnie enjoyed his horses and old tractors but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his children and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Zachry is survived by his wife, Jannie Zachry of the home; sons, Donnie Zachry and wife Brenda of Durant, Oklahoma and Mark Zachry and wife Cathy of Hugo, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Ashley Cress and husband Troy of Durant, Oklahoma, Hillary Zachry of Hugo, Oklahoma and Erica Zachry of Hugo, Oklahoma; step-granddaughters, Ronni Simpson and husband Gary of Durant, Oklahoma, Terri Avery of Durant, Oklahoma and Paula Young of Durant, Oklahoma; great-granddaughter, Kylee Shires of Durant, Oklahoma; great-grandson, Larett Cress of Durant, Oklahoma; great-granddaughter, Sadie Cress of Durant, Oklahoma; great-grandson; Case Cress of Durant, Oklahoma; step-great granddaughter, Skye Waller of Durant, Oklahoma; step-great grandchildren, twins Bryson and Kayla Carnley of Durant, Oklahoma; step-great granddaughters, Elizabeth Flowers of Durant, Oklahoma, Sierra Flowers of Lone Grove, Oklahoma and Gracie Simpson of Bells, Texas; brothers, Roger Zachry and wife Patsy of Calera, Oklahoma and Robert Zachry of Durant, Oklahoma; numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Zachry was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Vivian Zachry; son, Michael Todd Zachry.

A Funeral Service in his honor will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Victory Tabernacle Church in Durant, Oklahoma with Rev. Doyle Pair officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery serving as pallbearers will be Charles Kelley, Heath Kelley, Colby Kelley, Raymond Faull, Gary Simpson, Tex Williamson, Louis Wayne Zachry, Randy Zachry and Bobby Zachry.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.

Funeral Home

Holmes~Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home - Durant
121 N. 5th Ave.  Durant, OK 74701

Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2013