Dakota Alexander Glover-DeLaGarza, affectionately known as "Young-Tower” and "The Gentle Giant," passed away on October 1, 2023, in Jarell, Texas. Born on March 28, 1990, in Katy, Texas, Dakota's untimely and unexpected death has left a void in the hearts of all who knew him. He was a beloved son, father, and friend whose memory will forever be cherished.
Dakota will be fondly remembered for his quiet demeanor and exceptional sense of humor. Despite his reserved nature, he had a heart as big as the sky and was always willing to lend a helping hand. His generosity knew no bounds, and he had a gift for fixing things with his remarkable mechanical skills.
A devoted father above all else, Dakota found immense joy in spending time with his children. The memories they created together will forever be treasured. He loved them unconditionally and took great pride in being their father, friend and protector.
Dakota had an indomitable spirit and an unyielding love for life and God; he was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He loved Cooking, sports, singing, rapping, and playing video games were among his favorite pastimes. These hobbies allowed him to express himself creatively and provided him with moments of pure joy.
He attended school in Chanute and Enterprise Academy in Kansas. In recognition of his exceptional character, Dakota was invited to Westpoint twice for his academic aptitude. Although he ultimately chose a different path for himself, this acknowledgment is a testament to his admirable qualities, brilliance and determination.
He leaves behind a lasting legacy that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Dakota's friends and family adored him for his kind-heartedness, intelligence, and gentle nature. His memory will live on through the countless lives he touched.
Dakota is survived by his loving mother, Shannon Nicole Welch; devoted father, Alexander DeLaGarza; his cherished ex-partner, Casey Miller; his daughter, Giovanna; his son, Gauge; his partner, Christina Pearson and her daughter, Annabelle; his brother, Brad Glover and wife, Heather; his sister, Taylor Kuhnel; his grandparents, Toni Ehrhardt, Lupe H. De La Garza and Octavio De La Garza, Sr., Lee and David Cranor; his uncles, Omar De La Garza, Adrian De La Garza, Octavio De La Garza, Jr., Aaron Lopez, Danne Cranor, and Mike Cranor; his aunts, Christna Cranor and Dana Smith, his nieces, numerous cousins, extended family, and dear friends. Their grief is immeasurable as they navigate this profound loss. May they find solace in the memories they shared with Dakota during his too-short time on earth.
Family and Friends will gather at Elgin Funeral Home for Visitation, Friday, October 13th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A Celebration of Dakota’s Life will be conducted at Elgin Funeral Home, Saturday, October 14th at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Saint John's Cemetery of Georgetown.
As we mourn the passing of Dakota Alexander Glover-DeLaGarza, we celebrate the beautiful life he lived and the joy he brought to those who were fortunate enough to have known him. May his gentle soul find eternal peace and may his memory forever be a blessing to us all as we wait in faith for our loving Savior.