LCPL Jacky Ray Koenig Jr - 1996 - 2017
LCPL Jacky Ray Koenig Jr., 20, of North Vernon passed away on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 7:47 a.m. JST (6:47 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 8th, 2017) at Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan.
Born September 27, 1996 in Bakersfield, California; Jacky was the son of Jack Koenig Sr. and Patricia Espinosa Koenig.
Jacky 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 in North Vernon. During high school he was on the Jennings County Track, Cross Country, and Wrestling Teams.
Jacky 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 enjoyed cooking, participating in mud runs, while in Japan jungle warfare training and gym time.
Survivors include his parents, Jack and Patricia Koenig Sr. 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; grandparents, Alfred Espinosa of Bakersfield, California and Lois Faye Koenig of North Vernon; five nephews and nieces and one great-nephew, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernestina Espinosa and Eugene “Duke” Koenig.