Arkansas Tech University student Jesse Shane Boshears died March 3, 2022. He was 20.
Boshears graduated from Perryille High School. He attended the University of Central Arkansas before transferring to Arkansas Tech in 2021 to continue his studies and play football for the Wonder Boys.
According to his obituary, Boshears had been hospitalized since June 29, 2021, after contracting COVID-19.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of Jesse’s passing,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “The manner in which his teammates and his hometown rallied around him in recent months was evidence of how much he was loved. I express my condolences to Jesse’s family and many friends.”
Boshears’ funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Perryville High School football stadium, 325 Houston Ave. in Perryille.
“Please keep the Boshears family in your thoughts and prayers,” said Kyle Shipp, ATU head football coach. “Jesse was a great young man who was loved by so many. We were so blessed to have Jesse as part of our family. We love you and you will always be a Wonder Boy.”
The ATU Health and Wellness Center offers counseling services for Arkansas Tech students who wish to speak with a professional during periods of loss and grieving. Call (479) 968-0329 for more information.