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Matthew Zachary Shaw, age 27

Matthew Zachary Shaw, 27, of El Dorado, Arkansas passed from this life June 4, 2020. He was born August 13, 1992 in El Dorado, Arkansas to Deborah Kay Slaughter Jackson and Robert D Shaw. Zack is a 2010 El Dorado High School graduate and a 2013 South Arkansas Community College graduate.

Zack is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather William Calvin Shaw and maternal grandmother Virginia Louise Ward. He is survived by the one person that meant the most to him; his son Jaxon Matthew Whitefield.  Zack loved Jaxon with everything he had in him. He was a patient and loving father. Zack is also survived by his parents, and siblings, Koren Perry (Brandon), Wesley Jackson, and Robert Shaw. Zack had two special family members that meant a lot to him, his nephew Dylan and his niece Katelanne. He was a loving fun dad, son, brother and uncle and all who had the honor to know Zack have memories that will live on with them. Zack had became close with his sons family and they were a big part of his life. Shelby, Lisa and Mark whom he loved and respected. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother Bobbie Dean Bullard Shaw and maternal grandfather, Charles Douglas Slaughter.

Zack is going to be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. Life will never be the same with him gone. We love you dearly and until we meet again.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • LaRee Treece Posted June 10, 2020 5:34 PM

    I met Zackary in 2014 when he joined our group he will be missed by so many he was such a great activist and humanitarian

  • Mina Ferguson Posted June 10, 2020 8:24 PM

    So sorry hear of your loss

  • Kathy McElveen Posted June 10, 2020 8:39 PM

    Many prayers and condolences to all of his family, friends and loved one’s! Rest Easy.

  • Pj Wilson Posted June 10, 2020 9:22 PM

    Going to miss you bud! Love ya!

  • Alene Drummond Posted June 10, 2020 9:53 PM

    …only the good go home at a young age. Zach you touched so many people while you were here. I am proud to be your cousin. I am sad you left us but you were through and got to go home. Jason will be protected all his life by his daddy angel! Peace to all who love you Zach….see you when I get home too cousin!
    Alene Fife Drummond

  • Gwen Odya Posted June 10, 2020 10:08 PM

    My heart & prayers go out deeply to Zacks family and friends 🙏 Zack will be so deeply missed, he had such a kind soul & was the biggest sweetheart with a loving & caring heart always. He always had the prettiest smiles too. I’m sure going to miss his loving ways & his text messages and our long talks together.
    “Rip” Zack fly high with the Angels my friend.
    I miss you already, an will love you always & forever, Gwen Odya

  • Daniel & Natalie Hill Posted June 10, 2020 11:05 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Stacy Kendrick Posted June 11, 2020 12:07 AM

    My condolences to your family. Prayers for strength and a sense of peace during this heartbreaking time.

  • Katie Cogburn Posted June 11, 2020 1:12 AM

    I met Zach 14 years ago as a teenager. He was always so fun loving and a genuinely thoughtful individual. We never became close friends but when he thought something was wrong he came to me as thought we had known each other for years and years. People with a heart that big deserve to be remembered for what they were. A caring, thoughtful, selfless individual who put no one above themselves. He was truly someone to look up to.

  • Sharon Scroggins Posted June 11, 2020 6:29 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met Zach through my son Colby Caldwell. He and Jaxon came over and swam with us last summer. He was a respectful and kind young man. Prayers for his family and friends.

  • Mark whitefield Posted June 11, 2020 7:35 AM

    We loved Zack and he will be missed very much. He was very good with Jaxon.

  • Pam McVay Posted June 11, 2020 9:25 AM

    Such a great guy. He will be deeply missed!

  • Cindy Graves Posted June 11, 2020 11:46 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family and especially sweet Jackson!!

  • Ginger Seale Posted June 11, 2020 2:18 PM

    My heart was sad for your loss! I can’t even imagine what you must feel! I love you! Keep strong! Trust in God and ‘though you walk through the valley of death this rod and staff will surely follow you ‘.

  • Ermeshale Finley Posted June 11, 2020 2:29 PM

    Zach i went to school with you and you were a pretty dope loving sweet person. I cant wrap my mind around whats happened to you but we all know NOT TO QUESTION God! At the end of the day your living better than all of us now! My condolences to especially your SON but your family also. Love you bud. Rest in Love my guy

  • Jason Thompson Posted June 11, 2020 4:01 PM

    Zach I never thought for a second I would need to think about something to say in your memory . I knew you for over half my life and I was proud to call you my brother by choice. You will be missed . Save a seat for me old friend I’ll see you when I see you . Goodbye brother.

  • Jarrod & Rebecca Posted June 12, 2020 5:49 AM

    My deepest sympathy and condolences

  • Zachery Ward Posted June 12, 2020 10:01 AM

    Fly high Zack we all love and miss you!!
    Until we meet again.

  • Steffie Toal Posted June 12, 2020 12:39 PM

    Zachary was loved, respected and admired by so many people, including me. I am happy to have called him a friend. He will live on in the hearts of all who were touched by him. Peace friend…

    • Jeremy murphy Posted June 12, 2020 4:41 PM

      Zachary was a great man activist and friend he will be greatly missed by many. My prayers for all his family and friends. R.I.P zach

  • Kristina Townsend Posted June 15, 2020 11:01 AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of Zach. I only met him a few times over the many years of the campaign, and he was always very nice. I hate to hear he is gone. I’m sorry for the family.

  • Jessica Healy Posted June 15, 2020 8:41 PM

    LOVE and Prayers for the Family … Zach was a great guy with a amazing heart! He will never be forgotten! ❤

  • Lisa Whitefield Posted June 17, 2020 8:38 PM

    I loved Zack’s kind and forgiving heart. I wish there was something I could have done to help. He knew I was rooting for him and loved him. I see him every time I look in my grandson’s face and he wants to make his dad proud by growing up to be a good man.

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