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Zachary Nicholas Taylor Best

November 21, 1997 — January 10, 2022


Zachary Nicholas Taylor Best, 24, of Paoli, passed away January 10, 2022. He was born November 21, 1997 in Paoli to parents, Nathan Best & Amanda Harkness. He married Sandra Victoria Rodriguez August 22, 2021. Zachary worked as a server at Hacienda el Asadero of Paoli. He loved his family, his wife and daughter very much. He loved to dance and was always making dancing videos from the time he was two. He was passionate about wrestling in high school and he definitely had an interest in science and liked learning facts. He was also enthusiastic about learning Spanish and he loved music and spicy food. Zach was able to give the gift of life through organ donation.

He is survived by:

Wife: Sandra Best of Paoli

Daughter- Naomi Best of Paoli and Baby on the way

Mother- Amanda Harkness (Bill) of Paoli

Father- Nathan Best of Milltown & (Lupita Guardado of Mexico)

Brothers- Quenton Harkness (Kassie) of Greenville, Wyatt Wethington (D’aira) of Paoli, Luke Wethington of Paoli, Peyton Farmer of Paoli

Sister- Olivia Wethington & Caleb Lively of Paoli

Niece- Aairlynn Wethington

Paternal Grandfather- Edward Best of Oklahoma

Paternal Step-Grandfather- Ken Bowles of Milltown

Maternal Grandparents- Marvin & Kathy Harkness of Hardinsburg

Maternal Grandfather- Pat Clark of Paoli

In-laws- Sandra Cecelia Bravo & Omar Rodriguez of Paoli

Sister-n-law- Naomi Bravo of Paoli

Brother-n-law- Ramón Bravo of Paoli

Grandmother-in-law – Emilia Cazaréz of Paoli

Former Step-mother Patty Best of Milltown

Zach is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Rhonda Bowles and Margie Harkness.

Visitation for Zachary Nicholas Taylor Best will be from 3-8pm on Monday, January 17 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be at 11am on Tuesday, January 18 at the funeral home. There will be visitation from 9am until the service time on Tuesday. Mark Ratzloff will officiate.  Burial will be in Ames Chapel Cemetery. For condolences visit

Guests are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing (6 ft). Thank you for your cooperation.

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