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Cashiers United Methodist Church
Saturday November 26th, 2022
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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Cashiers United Methodist Church
Saturday November 26th, 2022

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Jonathan Alexander Zachary

Jon Zachary, age 75, of Cashiers, NC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 20th, 2022. Born December 5th, 1946, he was the son of the late Howard and Alberta Zachary. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his eldest brother James Zachary.

Jon was a photographer by trade and hobby and a wonderful singer, songwriter, guitar & banjo player. He dearly loved the NC mountains, his family & friends, and a good story. 

Jon is survived by his daughter Millie Zachary Smith, married to Justin Smith, and his three grandchildren, Grayson, Finley, and Everett of Greensboro, NC. He is also survived by his sister Juliet Zachary DeMarko of Pensacola, FL, and his brother Mark Zachary of Cashiers, NC. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 26th at the Cashiers United Methodist Church to celebrate Jon’s life. He will be laid to rest in the Upper Zachary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00-12:45pm prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jon’s honor to one of his favorite musical gatherings to support future artists & musicians:

The Swannanoa Gathering

Warren Wilson College

PO Box 9000

Asheville, NC 28815-9000

(Check memo: Youth Scholarship Fund)

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I was one of two grandfathers on earth to share three beautiful grandchildren with Jon. Those grandchildren will miss him, but I'll get to remind them, and their Mom and Dad, how much Pop Pop loved them

Jonathan Nov 30 2022 6:02 PM

Jon was one of my favorite performers at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse. It's been years since he performed for us but I'll never forget his Piper Cub song. It's always been one of my favorites. We lost a great guy and talent.

Phil Bowling Nov 29 2022 9:02 PM

Jon was my dear friend. I will miss him so very much. I have been listening to his music all week, remembering the many late nights we shared swapping songs at Swannanoa and other music parties. He was so gifted.

Lisa Stevens Nov 27 2022 6:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jonathan Zachary

Clyde and Ada Wilson Nov 26 2022 12:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jonathan Zachary

David and Kathy McGuire Nov 24 2022 7:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jonathan Zachary

Desten, Keta, Anthony & Roxie McCall Nov 23 2022 5:27 PM