Zealon E. Halsey

Born in Creswell, NC on May 20, 1932

Departed on September 26, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Zealon E. Halsey died September 26, 2016 at home.

He was born May 20, 1932 in Creswell, NC to the late John and Mildred Halsey. He was a member of the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper in the Korean War. He married Catherine Goodpasture Halsey in December of 1957, who survives. They had one child, Michael J. (Lisa) Halsey of Nashville; two grandchildren, Caitlin Halsey Schober of Gladeville, Logan Halsey of Imibari, Japan; and one great-grandchild, Isabella Schober of Gladeville.

He was one of thirteen children. He was predeceased by brothers, Johnny and Leon and sisters, Lydieth and Mary Jean. He is survived by Glenn Halsey, Juanita Stillman, Dorothy Krank, Ann Kent, Frances Harris, Patricia Ambrose, Sheila Scott, and Cynthia Vann. He was much loved and will be missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Zealon, a.k.a. PaPa Peach, Z, and Zip, retired from the Bell Telephone System after forty years. He spent many hours on his boat. He was a faithful member of the Goodlettsville Church of Christ and Telephone Pioneers.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. with a Celebration of Zealon’s Life to follow. All will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075 hendersonvillefh.com 615-824-3855. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Goodlettsville Church of Christ of Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund.

7 Comments to Zealon E. Halsey

  1. Reba Flatt
    September 29, 2016 6:04 pm

    Catherine and all the family, We are very sorry to hear of Zealon passing. Wish we could come for the funeral but I am the driver now and our going is limited.

  2. Terence and Freda Klump
    September 29, 2016 7:09 pm

    Though we have moved to Florida and do not get back to Hendersonville often, Freda and I will miss “Z” enormously. He was a very dear friend for many years and even traveled to Florida to assist in finding our retirement home. “Z” was so proud of his entire family and expressed that fact to me often. May God bless the Halsey family and help them through this stressful time. Freda and I will never forgot our treasured friend. May he rest in peace.

  3. Glenn and Tounya Halsey
    September 30, 2016 9:54 am

    Many prayers to the family; Zea is and was a great, wonderful brother in law; he will be greatly missed; He has been to see us for the past 20 odd years at our home in NC; We enjoyed and looked forward to his visits every year ;We really had some good times and memory to share with family and friends; Rest in peace dear brother in law.

  4. Melanie Halsey
    September 30, 2016 6:49 pm

    Even before marrying into the Halsey family, he was Uncle Z to me. Your smiling face and family stories will be missed by many. Much love to the family. God bless.

  5. Gloria Davenport Wynn
    October 1, 2016 9:24 am

    Zealon Halsey & family were neighbors of my family during our youth years in Creswell, NC. His sister Ann was a

    classmate and Dorothy was a classmate of my brother Nyle.

    Our deepest sympathy to his family in your hour of sorrow. Many thanks for your service to our country Zealon.

    May you Rest in Peace.

  6. Jon and Mary Barnes
    October 1, 2016 1:16 pm

    Zealon was our classmate and always attended our class reunions. We treasure his memory and our school days together. May the Peace that comes from loving our Lord be with his family.

  7. Preston and Rena Sexton
    October 1, 2016 7:47 pm

    Catherine, we are so sorry to hear this news. I was so looking forward to one more class reunion in Creswell. It was always so unique. We did not need a special program because we enjoyed just sitting around talking and sharing with one another so much. God bless you during the difficult times. May you always feel God”s loving arms around you. Take care and God bless you and the family.

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