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Family, friends honor Zacharias at service

March 7, 2013

Best-selling author and Mississippi State alumnus John Grisham shared memories of the late Donald W. Zacharias during the university's Thursday memorial service. Grisham told the large crowd in the Colvard Student Union ballroom how the university's 15th chief executive and his close friend had done so much to encourage his writing career. (Photo by Russ Houston, MSU University Relations)

A capacity crowd filled the Colvard Student Union's Foster Ballroom Thursday to pay tribute to former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias, who died Sunday at age 77 of complications from multiple sclerosis.

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