Cody Dragoo—husband, brother, brother-in-law, Uncle Cody, godfather, volunteer, friend—GIVER. That was Cody.
He was born on October 15, 1962, in Billings, Montana, and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in agriculture. Cody moved to West, Texas, in 1995, where he was employed by the West Fertilizer Company and two years later married Patty Mynar of West.
Cody joined the West Volunteer Fire Department in 1997. He was actively involved in the annual volunteer fire department BBQ cook-off fundraiser and organized tractor pull competitions in West. He was a member of both the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 2305 and president of the Cottonwood Water Supply. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, watching NASCAR races and, most importantly, being with family and friends.
Cody loved his family and especially his wife. They did everything together. A day never went by without little kisses, talking, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company. Cody had the biggest smile and was always happy. He had a huge heart and was a very gentle man.
Cody loved to BBQ and grill, and steaks were his specialty. Sundays were family days. Cody would cook for everyone and watch NASCAR. His favorite driver was Dale Jr. Cody loved to swim, and Destin, Florida, was his favorite vacation spot. He also loved to hunt. His best and last year to hunt, he shot two bucks and a doe.
We are very proud of our Cody and miss him dearly. Love to you, Cody, forever.
He used to say, “Life is meant to be enjoyed.” He certainly enjoyed every second of his life, and his life was putting others before himself.
On April 17, 2013, Cody gave the ultimate sacrifice to the community of West and will certainly be missed.