Eddie J. Zrzavy, 76, of Abilene, passed away on April 8, 2022.
A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Eddie Zrzavy was born in Pearsall, Texas on July 31, 1945. He went to school and graduated in his hometown, then attended Southwest Junior College. Eddie was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He spent 50 years perfecting his trade as a welder, building and creating original works all across the country. Over the last four years, Eddie spent his time and attention developing the Zrzavy Ranch with his brother, Ted. Eddie loved hot sauce, photography, wildflowers, ranching, and people. He especially loved traveling and cruising with his wife, Jan, and their dear friends Danny and Beverly Stevens, Terry and Veda Monroe, and Bill and Robin Starks.
Eddie was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Ayers Hurt and stepfather, Charlie Hurt; his daughter, Rhonda Zrzavy; and his son, Bret Zrzavy.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Jan Zrzavy; son, Clint Zrzavy, stepdaughter, Michelle Parrish and husband, Ryan Parrish; adopted son, Mike Maynard; brother, Ted Zrzavy; grandchildren, Kirsten Zrzavy, Bret Zrzavy and fiancé Taylor Neuenschwander, Dylan Parrish, Carson Parrish, and Zayne Zrzavy; great-grandson, William Zrzavy; and multiple nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the entire Hendrick Hospice team, and especially our very special nurse, Lana. Memorials may be given to Hendrick Hospice.
Memories may be shared and condolences submitted online at www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.