CW4 Bryan Zemek

June 6, 1987 - February 23, 2024


CW4 Bryan Zemek made the ultimate sacrifice while conducting a training mission when his AH-64 Apache crashed near the small city of Booneville, Mississippi on February 23, 2024.

Bryan Zemek, 36 of Oxford, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, doing what he loved. He was born June 6, 1987 in Tupelo, MS. CW4 Bryan Zemek, a distinguished AH-64 helicopter pilot, lived his life with a passion that matched the intensity of the skies he navigated. Known among friends and family for his deep dedication to aviation, Bryan was the embodiment of commitment, never approaching any task with less than his whole heart. His love for his family was paralleled only by his pride in their achievements, a topic he spoke of with both affection and admiration.

Despite his quiet and private nature, Bryan’s penchant for utilizing an expansive vocabulary revealed the depth of his thoughts and feelings. In his Army unit, he was not just a pilot but a father figure, setting high standards out of love, ensuring that excellence was not just an aspiration but a reality.

Bryan’s legacy is a testament to a life lived with purpose, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to the skies and the loved ones he cherished.

Survivors include his wife, Robyn Zemek of Oxford, MS; parents, Louis Zemek, Sr. and Sally Zemek of Belmont; daughter, Avery Sinn of Oxford, son, Ayden Zemek of Belmont, son, Swayze Sinn of Oxford, son, Logan Zemek of Belmont; brothers: Louis (Anna) Zemek, Jr., Jaime Zemek, Jason Zemek.