Zack Eary was traveling down Hwy 39 in Ingram on July 12, 2018, when his vehicle collided with another. He lost his life because of the accident and his family and friends are remembering his life.
Zackery Martinez Eary was born on June 24, 1990, to Billy and Silvia Eary in Clifton, Texas. At a very young age, he and his family moved to Waco, where he lived for some time before his move to the Hill Country.
“If you knew Zack, you can probably picture him the same way his family sees him; bald, wearing a black or white shirt, earbuds or headphones, shorts and Jordan’s, with some kind of rag/towel draped over his shoulder, because it was always hot,” described his family.
Zack was described as being born with an amazing work ethic, beginning his first job at age 4. He worked alongside his father doing construction.
His mother, Silvia, said, “He was very proud on Fridays when his boss would pay him about $15.00 for his work. He would often take his mother and sisters to eat at his favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-A.”
On his 7th birthday, he was proud of the tool belt and hammer that his family gave him as a present. He used this gift with excitement and looked forward to anytime he could work with his dad. “The toolbelt was pretty much unusable by the time he was done with it,” added his mom.
He was involved in many sports but soccer was his favorite. Zack even went as far as to earning his referee license. He would also help coach his sister’s team with his dad.
While being involved in soccer, he befriended a boy that was 8 years his junior. Zack taught the young man everything he could about the game and was there for him like a father. Later, the young man went on to get a full ride soccer scholarship and became a soccer coach.
Zack usually kept two, sometimes three jobs and in high school, he spent a portion of his wages to pay for his Cadillac. He loved his car.
After high school, he wanted to become a firefighter like his father and registered for the Fire Academy but found it difficult to deal with his claustrophobia so he figured it was best to choose another career.
He enjoyed cooking and decided to find a job as a cook. Often times he cooked for his family, they said, “His meals were always a hit or a miss, there was no in-between.”
Zack loved music and drawing, as well as writing poems and songs and it was said that he always seemed to have a smile on his face.
Zack left behind two sisters whom he loved dearly and three nieces that he adored as if they were his own daughters. A few days before his accident, he was even able to travel home to meet his new 10-month-old niece.
During his last trip home, even though it was in July, his mother cooked a Thanksgiving feast to celebrate the entire family being able to be together for the first time in years. His father had expressed how happy and blessed they all were to be together.
Zack is incredibly missed by his family and friends and his memory will live on.
HCBN would like to express our condolences to Zackery’s loved ones for their loss.