Barton Zachary – October 1, 2018

Wallace Barton Zachry, Jr., known as Barton, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018, after a short illness. Services will be 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room.

Barton graduated from Waco High School in 1960 and served honorably in the United States Army, after which he had a successful career in the tech industry. After working in Kansas for a while, Barton and his wife returned to Texas and lived in Arlington. They moved back to Waco last year. Anyone who knew him knows he loved a high stakes game of poker, or a no stakes game for that matter. He was also an avid reader, with a large collection of books, mostly westerns and mysteries.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his son, Pat Maxwell; his daughters, Denis Rogers, Kathy Baldwin and Jeannie Ryan; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sister, Lynn Reiman; his brother, Pat; his nephew, Josh Zachry; his nieces, Marra McElroy and Meredith Knight; four grand nephews; and one grand niece.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Disabled American Veterans. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “Tribute Wall”

10 comments on “Barton Zachary – October 1, 2018

  1. From Bev Murphy Wells
    So sorry to hear about Bart! He was a fun guy and wherever he went he would light up a room with good humor and laughter! He will be dearly missed! My sincere condolences to Carolyn and family.
    Dear friend Bart, rest well!

  2. From Jeanne Holland Harman
    I remember when Barton last came to one of our quarterly luncheons. It was before he moved back to Waco and when we were still meeting at Raymond’s, out on I-35 in Lorena. Everyone kept waiting to get our individual tickets… and then were informed that Barton had picked up the tab for the whole group. Such a nice gesture! Barton was always so humorous and nice and will be missed.

  3. From Dave H. Walsworth
    One thing I’ll always remember– Remember how we used to be so big on alphabetical order? Obviously that always put Barton at the end of the line. One time we were called to line up and Barton, in mock frustration, said I am changing my name to Aaron Aaron!!!

  4. From Charles Ray & Jan Miles
    Bart was one of the first of my classmates that Jan met. She is 4’11, He stood to meet her, she said he just kept on getting up. Zack was my pal from JR High School sports through WHS, my being small, he was always my protector. Jan and I are saddened with his passing.

  5. From Anitra Harrell Henrion
    I wish I could be there on Friday but I’m going to a long planned family reunion. Barton knew a lot of my family and wish he could be there with us. Barton’s passing really hit close to home. Wish his family peace and comfort.

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