William Zachary "Zach" Elder, 21, of Mineral Wells, Texas, tragically passed away on September 13, 2019 in Bryan, Texas. Zach was the son of Scott andCarol Elder and was born in Portland, Oregon, but he and his parents soon moved to Mineral Wells. Zach grew up loving to play baseball, soccer, football and anything outside with his friends. If he was not playing with his friends, Zach was with his two younger sisters, Mia and Allee, who he adored. His childhood was full of wonderful memories, and Zach grew up loving the outdoors, whether it was skiing, fishing, hiking, rafting, biking, or body surfing. His love of the outdoors continued throughout his life. Zach attended and graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 2016. While at MWHS, Zach was a member and letterman of the football team, soccer team and baseball team. Zach was also active in FFA and served as an FFA officer his senior year. His true love was being a part of a team where he could play along-side his friends. He and his family were members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where Zach served as an altar server for many years. From an early age Zach wore Aggie Maroon and loved going to Texas Aggie Football games with his family. With both his parents being graduates of Texas A&M, Zach always wanted to be an Aggie, and he worked hard in high school to achieve his dream. While at Texas A&M, Zach majored in Petroleum Engineering and was an active member of the Aggie Club of Engineers. Zach truly loved his time at A&M, enjoying Aggie Football games, tailgating and all of the Aggie traditions. He made many friends while at Texas A&M, and had just started his senior year, expecting to graduate in 2020. Zach's life was all too short, but he leaves us with lasting memories of his kind and gentle heart, his warm smile and his love of family and friends. Zach is survived by his parents, Scott and Carol Elder and sisters Amelia and Alleson of Mineral Wells, grandfather Bill Arneson of Mineral Wells, grandfather Mike Elder of Granbury, grandmother Sue Elder of Bellville, great-grandfather Mel Elder of La Grande, Oregon, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends throughout Texas and Oregon. There will be a visitation at 6pm and rosary at 7pm for Zach at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Mineral Wells on Wednesday, September 18. The Funeral Service will be held 11am at Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish (16250 Old Weatherford Road, Aledo, Texas 76008) on Thursday, September 19. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to a scholarship fund that has been established in Zach's name at Community National Bank & Trust in Mineral Wells.