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OBITUARIES April 30, 2017

4/19/2017 12:21:00 PM
Jacky Ray Koenig, Jr., 20, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
LCPL Jacky Ray Koenig, Jr.
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LCPL Jacky Ray Koenig, Jr.

Jacky Ray Koenig, Jr. volunteered to serve his country as Marine

LCPL Jacky Ray Koenig Jr., 20, of North Vernon died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7:47 a.m. JST (6:47 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 8, 2017) at Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ryan Goode and Father Jonathan Myers officiating. Family and friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services Monday, April 24, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the church. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery with full military graveside rites by members of the United States Marine Corp.

LCPL Koenig was a 2014 graduate of Jennings County High School and in 2015 joined the United States Marine Corp where he was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California and deployed to Camp Butler in Okinawa, Japan. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. During high school he was on the Jennings County track, cross country, and wrestling teams. The LCPL enjoyed various sports but his love was track and field and cross country. He enjoyed weightlifting, where he was a member of the 1,000 pound club. He also enjoyed cooking, participating in mud runs, gym time and, while in Japan, jungle warfare training.

Born September 27, 1996 in Bakersfield, California, LCPL Koenig was the son of Jack Koenig Sr. and Patricia Espinosa Koenig.

Survivors include his parents of North Vernon; sisters, Jana (Steve) Armstrong of Springville, LeeAnn (Zach) Chase of Bakersfield, California, Rhianna (Jeff Rowlett) Koenig of Madison, Sarah Ann (Bryan) Fox of Selma, and MaryAnn (Josh) Myers of Plainwell, Michigan; and grandparents, Alfred Espinosa of Bakersfield, California and Lois Faye Koenig of North Vernon.

LCPL Koenig was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernestina Espinosa and Eugene "Duke" Koenig.

The family has requested that donations be made through the funeral home to the Jacky Koenig Memorial Scholarship for track and field and cross country athletes established at the Jennings County Community Foundation.



Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017
Article comment by: Max Clerkin

Rest in peace, my hero.



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