Roland LaCoste, 21, died Monday, July 1, 2013, as the result of a car accident in Arizona.
He was born Aug. 12, 1991, in Miami, Fla. He was a resident of Dodge City. Roland was a 2009 graduate of Newton High School and attended both Dodge City Community College and Hutchinson Community College. He greatly enjoyed basketball and athletic challenges. He enjoyed kids and was a coach for Mid America Youth Basketball. Roland was also a volunteer for Big Brothers.
Roland had a fondness for dogs and greatly enjoyed the fireworks of the Fourth of July. He was a loving son and brother and will be greatly missed.
Roland is survived by his parents, James LaCoste and Debra Miller-Dealy of Newton; sisters, Carle and Kerwin Brocksmith of Oklahoma City, Okla., Casey and Justin Billingsley of Stillwater, Okla., Carrie Dealy of Newton, and Courtney Dealy and her partner Mollie Sultenfuss of Newton; maternal grandparents, Don and Nova Miller of El Dorado; nieces, Maisy and Annie Brocksmith and Maya Sultenfuss; and many other loving family members.
A memorial celebration of Roland’s life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at First Christian Church in Newton, with the Rev. Gary Bell presiding.
Memorials are suggested to Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114.