Services scheduled for beloved former principal killed in crash

Sharron Zachry. (Midway ISD photo)

WEST, Texas (KWTX) Funeral services have been scheduled for former Midway High School principal Sharron Zachry, who died Monday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 near West that injured her husband, former major league pitcher, Pat Zachry.

The crash happened at around 6 p.m. Monday near Interstate 35 mile marker 354 where the couple's 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck left the southbound lanes of the highway and rolled toward the frontage road.

Sharron Zachry, 65, died at the scene of the crash.

Her 64-year-old husband was flown to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, where he was in stable condition Tuesday.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey at 6101 Bosque Blvd.

A funeral service begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Midway Performing Arts Center at 800 North Hewitt Dr.

Sharron Zachry served as principal of Castleman Creek Elementary School.

Prior to that, she served as principal at Hewitt Elementary and Midway High Schools.

Midway ISD honored her with a past Distinguished Alumni Honoree award in which the district said "Sharron is known for her quick wit, strong leadership, and undying passion to contribute to the success of all her students."

Sharron's husband, Pat Zachry, a Waco native, graduated from Richfield High School, which is now Waco High.

He pitched from 1976-1985 with the Reds, Mets, Dodgers and Phillies and was a member of the 1976 Reds team that won the World Series.

Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey numbered among the Zachry’s many friends.

“Sharron was the backbone of that family and she kept it all together when Pat was playing baseball and those children were little. Now, she’s not there for them anymore and it makes you tear up because their lives are changed forever,” she said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.