Zachariah Jeffrey Thompson, 34, of Amarillo, TX gained his wings on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.
Memorial services will be held at 11am, April 15th, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd in Amarillo, TX.
Zach was born November 3rd, 1988, in Lubbock, TX to Jeff and Ester Thompson. The family moved to Amarillo which is where he grew up and then graduated from Tascosa High School in 2007. He worked for his father and grandfather early on in his career. He then started work at Walmart and enjoyed meeting new people. He also worked at Damron’s Jewelry Guns & Pawn and being the avid history buff he was, he enjoyed learning about weapons and educating people about responsible ownership. He had a passion for World War 2 history and collected guns used during the war. Zach loved to go hunting with his dad, Sugar, Uncle Hootie, and cousin Aaron. He recently inspired his niece Ellie to learn the guitar and she has her first show coming up in June. He loved playing with his nephew Ezra and always got down on his level to play with his toys and Legos. Zachs hobbies included collecting records, playing the guitar, watching movies and playing video games with his friends.
Zach was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sidney and Marian Thompson of Amarillo, TX, and Abel Loera of Lubbock, TX. Survivors include his mother Ester Thompson, of Lubbock, TX; his father Jeff Thompson and wife, Elizabeth of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Erika Salazar, and husband James, of Lubbock, TX; a niece, Elliana Salazar and nephew Ezra Salazar, of Lubbock, TX; an Uncle Hal Thompson and Aunt Carol of Gilbert, AZ; an aunt Jessica Loera of Lubbock, TX; and cousins Leah Thompson, Katherine Schwartz and Aaron Thompson.