Funeral service for Garrett Nokes being streamed online today
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A McCook man, known for his love of his family and friends, and yes, his love for rodeo, is being laid to rest today. His name is known across the state and beyond as a mentor of young talent as the Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team coach in North Platte.
Today, his family and friends say goodbye. The funeral service for Garrett is set for 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Kipling Arena in McCook. For those who want to be there to show support and love for his wife Laura and two boys, but cannot, the funeral for 45-year old Garrett Nokes is being made available to attend online. The funeral is scheduled to broadcast today from 1:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Nebraska’s “all-around cowboy and great..” (as described on a Facebook post from a dear friend), 45-year old Garrett Nokes died suddenly at home this weekend during his recovery from an accident on January 28.
Garrett was kicked in the head by a horse on January 28 and was life-flighted to Kearney. He underwent surgery and a stay in the ICU in Kearney. He was moved to acute rehab on February 5.
Garrett was able to go home recently with his two boys Trevor and Parker, and wife Laura.
According to a friend’s Facebook post, Garrett bulldogged at the 2005 NFR and finished fourth in the world that year. Another big thrill in his cowboy career was winning the #12 and his half of the $290,000 that went with it at the Ariat World Series of Team Roping and Finale at the South Point in Vegas with Scott Smith in 2017.
Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team coach Garrett Nokes was named Coach of the Year for the Great Plains Region in May 2020.
Gifts and condolences may be sent to the following address:
Garrett Nokes Family Account
P.O. Box 1297
McCook, NE 69001
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