Drake Alexander Koontz, age 23, of Evansville, IN, found peace on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, after a near life long battle with diabetes and its side effects. The family has requested that donations be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in his name.
Alex was born June 12, 1997, in Newburgh, IN, to Kenneth Allan Koontz and Hope L. (Gibson) Koontz. He graduated from Reitz High School in 2014. Alex was an incredibly smart young man who cared greatly for the elderly, children, and animals. As a child and young man, Alex always could find his peace outdoors. He especially loved tying flies and fishing.
Alex is survived his maternal grandparents, Richard and Janet Gibson; both of his parents; and his brothers, Kenneth “Kit” Koontz and Gabriel Koontz.
Alex is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kenneth R. “Kenny” and Diane Koontz.
Private Graveside Services were held at New Salem Cemetery, Evansville, IN.
Arrangements were handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net