Funeral services for Zachary “Zack” Paul Metheny, 14, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville, Miss., with Brother Haskell Sparks officiating. Burial will be at East Prentiss Cemetery.
Zack died Oct. 1, 2013, at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood. He was born April 26, 1999, to Tim and Betty Metheny. Zack was a student at Killeen High School. He was a member of the freshman football team, golf team and track team. He also was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hope Mills, N.C.
Zack was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul Howard James.
Survivors include his parents, Tim and Betty Metheny of Fort Hood; one sister, Madison Metheny of Fort Hood; his grandparents, Richard and Ann Mayo Johnson and Tom and Beverly Metheny; one great-grandmother, Bonnie Metheny; his aunt, Phyllis (Bruce) Dodds; his uncle, Jason (Charity) Metheny; and four cousins, Logan, Tanner, MarKrissa and Savannah.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made as a tribute to the memory of Zachary Paul Metheny to www.taps.org/tribute or to TAPS 3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 630 Arlington, VA 22201. TAPS is an organization that supports children who have lost a parent during military deployment.
Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home and until service time on Sunday. McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville, Miss., is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.