Zac Farewell
Zac Farewell

Hundreds rally for ‘good hearted kid put into cruel world’

AT LEAST 250 mourners gathered in memory of a Logan man who died in a tragic traffic crash last weekend.

The mourners formed a convoy of cars, utes and motorcycles which proceeded down the Pacific Highway from Loganholme, on their way to Southport to recreate a drive frequently done by 25-year-old Zac Jones and many of his friends.

Emily Thomas and Jessica Gold are at Loganholme to remember Zac Jones. 250 people have RSVPed to a car/motorbike procession in Logan to remember Zac. Saturday June 27, 2020. (Picture, John Gass)
Emily Thomas and Jessica Gold are at Loganholme to remember Zac Jones. 250 people have RSVPed to a car/motorbike procession in Logan to remember Zac. Saturday June 27, 2020. (Picture, John Gass)

Zachary 'Zac' Jones, 25, of Waterford West, was pronounced dead at the scene of the tragic crash at Kingston Rd, Slacks Creek, about 1pm last Sunday.

Organiser Brooke Marquis said the number of people present for the cruise was testament to a man that "everybody knew".

 

Zac Jones's mum Debbie (centre) with family and friends at Loganholme to remember Zac. 250 people arrived for the procession in Logan to remember Zac. Picture: John Gass
Zac Jones's mum Debbie (centre) with family and friends at Loganholme to remember Zac. 250 people arrived for the procession in Logan to remember Zac. Picture: John Gass

"I don't know anybody that didn't like him," he said.

Mr Marquis, who had been friends with Mr Jones for more than five years said they would frequently go for drives to the coast.

Tim Wilson, David Durbin and Scozzy are at Loganholme to remember Zac Jones. Picture: John Gass
Tim Wilson, David Durbin and Scozzy are at Loganholme to remember Zac Jones. Picture: John Gass

He said the event was a chance for those who loved him to support each other and to honour a true friend at a time where COVID-19 restrictions limited the number of people allowed at funerals.

"Everyone's trying to make sure people have support," he said.

"A few of us went to the crash site and we were talking on Facebook (later) about what we are going to do... he was always up for a run.

Tamika Shae, Santanna Thomas-Burt and Brittany Fielding-Smith are at Loganholme to remember Zac Jones. Picture: John Gass
Tamika Shae, Santanna Thomas-Burt and Brittany Fielding-Smith are at Loganholme to remember Zac Jones. Picture: John Gass

"When we were on our P-plates... the big group we were in would go for a cruise.

"It seems everyone sort of jumped at the chance."

Friends and family filled a capark just off the motorway at Loganholme earlier today, painting an powerfully emotional scene.

 

Family and friends of Zac Jones gathered to remember him today. Picture: John Gass
Family and friends of Zac Jones gathered to remember him today. Picture: John Gass

 

T-shirts, jumpers and signage on cars also paid tribute to the hugely popular larrikin.

Friend Brittany Fielding-Smith said Mr Jones was a "joker".

"He was the clown of the group," she said.

 

Hundreds of people joined a convoy from Logan to the Gold Coast today in memory of well-loved motorbike rider Zac Jones who died last weekend. Picture: Kara Sonter
Hundreds of people joined a convoy from Logan to the Gold Coast today in memory of well-loved motorbike rider Zac Jones who died last weekend. Picture: Kara Sonter

 

Another friend, Tamika Shae, described Mr Jones as "outgoing" but also supportive of his mates.

"He loved his jokes, his cruises - anything he was down for.

"He definitely (made) an impact for good mental health.

"He was good hearted kid put into a cruel world."

 

Some 250 Family and friends of Zac Jones gathered to remember him today. Picture: John Gass
Some 250 Family and friends of Zac Jones gathered to remember him today. Picture: John Gass

 

Zac Jones's mum Debbie is supported by family and friends at Loganholme as they honour the memory of her son. Picture: John Gass
Zac Jones's mum Debbie is supported by family and friends at Loganholme as they honour the memory of her son. Picture: John Gass

 

Hundreds of people joined a convoy from Logan to the Gold Coast today in memory of well-loved motorbike rider Zac Jones who died last weekend. Picture: Kara Sonter
Hundreds of people joined a convoy from Logan to the Gold Coast today in memory of well-loved motorbike rider Zac Jones who died last weekend. Picture: Kara Sonter

 

Hundreds of people joined a convoy from Logan to the Gold Coast today in memory of well-loved motorbike rider Zac Jones who died last weekend. Picture: Kara Sonter
Hundreds of people joined a convoy from Logan to the Gold Coast today in memory of well-loved motorbike rider Zac Jones who died last weekend. Picture: Kara Sonter

 

Originally published as Hundreds rally for 'good hearted kid put into cruel world'