In Memory ~ Our Friend ~ Kenny George Cox 1978 - 2009

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Jul 25, 2010

Celebration BBQ ~ July 22, 2010

On Thursday, July 22, 2010, Kenny's Family hosted an amazing gathering in honor of Kenny... a time to 'reconnect'. Family and friends shared a potluck style feast including Kenny style bread. The relaxed, social gathering was kicked off with a prayer from George Cox. Following the prayer teams participated in a game focused to get the marble in the pre-drilled hole... once completed teams could grab their dinner plate. The relaxed potluck also included a fun game of tug-a-war and a parachute for the younger guests...

At the end of the evening there seem to be, what one could call a "Full Circle Moment" when a homeless couple approached me asking if there were any left-overs... The group cleaning up quickly and generously created plates of food to offer up. George then shared the story of Kenny to the homeless couple... they were touched.


  1. Our family has just learned of Kennys death, we are all saddened. He wrestled with our son at the Jr. Nationals in ND. We even stayed at the Kerbaughs at the same time. So sorry for your loss.

    Debbie Gaunt

  2. I was the unlucky Marshfield wrestler who had to take on Kenny at our home duel meet in 1997. He pinned me in the first and as I sulked off the mat my coach said, “hold your head high, you just survived two and a half minutes with the best wrestler Oregon has ever produced.” I went on to become an Air Force fighter pilot and served two tours to Afghanistan. Through the most difficult times I never forgot the lessons that I learned on a wrestling mat. Rest in peace Kenny. You impacted more lives than you will ever know.