He grew up in Ohio. His family moved to Mountain Grove, Missouri, in 2010. Zachary graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 2015. During high school, Zachary enjoyed spending time with friends and enjoyed helping everyone he could. He became a certified welder and worked as a welder after high school. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with Mountain Grove Fire Department. Zachary greatly enjoyed working out and spending time at Team Respect Fitness. He participated in jiu-jitsu classes several times a week, had won several medals in jiu-jitsu, and was preparing for his first cage fight.
Zachary enjoyed life and got everything out of life that he could. He always had a positive attitude, making those around him smile. He was a true gentleman, especially to his sisters and his mother. He loved them very much and always treated them special and with great respect.
He was preceded in death by his Grandma Tina, Great-Grandpa Lee McDougal, Great-Grandma Dorcas, and Uncle Danny.
He is survived by his parents, Steven Palumbo and Teresa Henson; four sisters, Lectah Lee Palumbo, Faith Lynn Palumbo, Gracie Mae Palumbo, and Aubrey Palumbo; paternal grandparents, Harold and Karen Coleman; maternal grandfather, Lee Henson; great-grandmother, Eileen McDougal; several uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends who will truly miss him.
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Ararat Cemetery, Cabool, Missouri, with Rev. Wayne Cannon officiating. Song selections were “Heaven Needed A Hero” and “I’ll Be Missing You.” Taylor Lambeth, Payton Wise, Samuel Queen, Marshall Kemp, Sean McClear, Brandon Meachem, Jordan Irwin, Dylan Alcorn, Luther Moore, and Colton Kennedy served as pallbearers. Burial was in Mount Ararat Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. The family requests memorial contributions to help with expenses.