Bailey Zechar Funeral Home

653 Hickey Ave Versailles, OH


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    Phillip J Pierri

    General Manager

    Phillip, a native of Greenville, graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with a bachelor’s degree in mortuary science in 2002.

    Phillip is a member of the Greenville Rotary Club, YMCA of Darke County, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bridges to College, Main Street Greenville and Darke County Chamber of Commerce.

    Phillip and his wife also founded YOLO of Darke County, Inc, striving to improve the community while bringing together high-energy people to promote healthy lifestyles and living life to the fullest. Through their organization, the Pierris manage two local events: YOLO Festival of Races in Greenville and the Poultry Days 5K in Versailles, both benefiting local community projects.

    Phillip met his wife while attending Wright State University and they married in 2003. They currently reside in Greenville and have 4 children. While Phillip enjoys running, his favorite activities are traveling and camping with his family and friends.

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    Jeffrey E Lyme

    Funeral Director

    Jeffrey earned his bachelor’s degree in mortuary science at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has served as a licensed funeral director since the 1990s. He is active in Versailles Poultry Days as well as Versailles Eagles, where he serves as a trustee. Jeff also serves on the Greenlawn Cemetery Board.

    A native of Ansonia, Ohio, Jeff lives in Versailles with his wife. In his spare time, he enjoys duck hunting, fishing and being with family and friends.

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    Gregory B Zechar

    Funeral Director

    Gregory, a lifelong resident of Greenville, obtained his bachelor’s degree in mortuary science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1995.

    Greg currently serves as president of the Greenville Kiwanis Club, past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County and chairman of the Civil Service Commission for the City of Greenville. In addition, he is a board member of the Grace Resurrection Center and Fuller Center, past board member of the Darke County Red Cross and the Darke County YMCA Endowment Committee.

    Greg lives in Greenville with his wife and sons and in his spare time enjoys running, cycling, golfing and helping the local Boy Scouts of America troop.

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    Kent A Zechar


    Kent actively participates in our community with over 40 years of service in local organizations. He most recently served on the Board of Trustees of the Darke County Foundation, formed to help members of our community excel. He also served as board member and president of the St. Mary's Catholic School Board and their finance/operations committee. His wife, Nancy, is a registered nurse and CEO of a local home health agency. Together, they have 2 sons, Phillip, who is general manager of our funeral home locations, and Richard, a Sergeant First Class, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Kent and Nancy also have 5 grandchildren. Kent was licensed as a funeral director in 1974, as the 2nd-generation owner of both of our funeral home locations.