He was a retired junior high school teacher with East Baton Rouge Parish School System, with over 25 years of service. Zach was a native of Natchitoches and a resident of Baton Rouge. He died at 6:45pm Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home. He was 83. Zach was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, Wednesday from 6:00pm until the religious service at 7:00pm, conducted by Pastor Scott Rogers. Interment will be Thursday, with graveside service at 11:00 am. at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Pineville. He is survived by his daughters: Valerie Hamilton, Karla Locke and Kim Anderson; sons-in-law: James Hamilton, Al Pilet and Pat Anderson; brother: Harry Gallion & wife Louise; grandchildren: Jay Hamilton & wife Alison, Kara Miller & husband Ron, Caden Hamilton, Haley Pilet, Zachary Pilet, Hunter Locke, Conner Locke, Abby Anderson, Patrick Anderson and Luke Anderson; great-grandchildren: Saylor Miller and Thor Miller; niece: Cebell Berry. He was preceded in death by his wife: Quida Gallion; daughter: Ginger Pilet; son-in-law: Melvin Locke. Zach enjoyed fishing, tennis, education, making people laugh and being with his family. He was a honorary member of 13: 34 Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.1334church.com or Hospice of Baton Rouge.
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11000 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 30 to July 2, 2014