Joseph Dakota “Koty” Huston, 21, of Amanda, passed away on Jan. 14, 2017.
Koty was born on Feb. 2, 1995, in Fort Irwin, California.
He was a 2013 graduate of Amanda Clearcreek High School and attended Fairfield Career Center.
He graduated from Army basic training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, on Nov. 7, 2013. After basic training, he was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, where he was honorably discharged on Dec. 14, 2016.
Koty was an amazing young man. He never met a stranger, and he would give anyone the shirt off his back. He could light up the darkest of rooms with his jokes and goofiness. He adored his friends and family whole-heartedly. He will forever be missed.
Koty is survived by his parents, Jr. and Holly Noble; brothers and sisters, Laci Noble, Samantha (Travis) Huston, Jacob (Macie) Noble, Brady Noble, Kiera Jo Harvey and Mason Ann Henderson; grandparents, Nancy “Nana” Hunter, Eva Huston, Evelyn “Gracie” Noble, Gaiel and Pam Noble; great-uncle, Mike (Linda) Hunter; aunts and uncles, Amy (Chris) Robinson, Heather Parks, Samantha Dixon, Scott (Tricia) Huston and Craig (Michelle) Huston; nieces and nephew, Audri Cleo Dennis, Mylie Rose Woodgeard and Kayden Christopher Lane Bennett; several cousins and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joseph Huston; and great-grandparents, Earl and Ruby Hunter.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Steve Ragland officiating. Burial will follow in Tarlton Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family request memorial contributions to the Taylor Funeral Home, PO Box 176, Amanda, OH 43102 to assist with expenses.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal