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Zachary ‘Zach’ Addison Irwin

Funeral services for Zachary “Zach” Addison Irwin, of Kingwood, Texas, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at noon at Pinelake Church, 223 Old Jackson Road in Madison. Burial will follow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Culpepper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Mr. Irwin, 22, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at his home. He was a student at  Lonestar College in Kingwood. He was an outgoing young man; he was a lover of life. He was a dear friend to many people, old and young alike. He enjoyed his time with his friends. He was known to have a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke around. Mr. Irwin was also known to be a great friend. He was the type of friend who would go to battle with you if needed; and he would give you the shirt off of his back. He was a friend in good times and bad and would always cheer you up or bring a smile to your face with his smile and sense of humor.

He was a good athlete, but he excelled in baseball. He was an excellent pitcher and first baseman and swung a big stick at the plate. He earned many honors in baseball including All State and numerous All American and/or honorable mention All American honors from ESPN, Rawlings, Louisville Slugge and Perfect Game. Baseball was his love. After high school, he played at East Mississippi Community College and Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. He left baseball behind after having a significant shoulder injury.

He also enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to go camping, hiking, biking and fishing. He was also a movie buff and spent much of his time watching movies with his friends.

He had a larger-than-life personality in every sense of the word. He did everything with intensity, including his relationships. He will be missed by his family and friends with this same intensity. Our love for him is unending and is equaled only by the sadness of his passing.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dr. Roderick Addison Irwin.

Survivors include his father, Michael Addison Irwin and wife, Nicole; his mother, Lisa Falvey Vanderberry and husband, Woody; siblings, Hannah Irwin, Olivia Tanner, Liza Vanderberry, Lee Tanner and Logan Vanderberry; paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Arnold; maternal grandparents, Doug and Nancy Falvey; and maternal grandmother, Patricia Frazier.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The Salvation Army, as Mr. Irwin had a soft spot for helping people in need. For online condolences visit www.culpepperfuneralhome.com.