Man Dies In Southern Utah Rollover

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A vehicle rollover in southern Utah killed a young Georgia man who was a seasonal worker for the National Park Service.
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wesley crawley

Stockbridge, GA

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Aug 31, 2006
 
Im from georgia, kirby yocum was one of my dads employees at radio shack before he went to be a ranger he was an awsome person and was my friend so R.I.P kirby you will be missed but not forgotten.
Your buddy Wes Crawley
Marc Crawley

Stockbridge, GA

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Aug 31, 2006
 
My son Wesley is correct. Kirby was an exceptional young man and will be missed my many family and friends. He made many friends while working at Radio Shack and is some one that you do not encounter often in life. My prayers and sympathy go to his family and all his friends.
God Blessed You Kirby, Marc

P.S. God Blessed us also by letting us know you.
Scott

United States

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#3
Sep 3, 2006
 
Me and Kirby grew up together in Griffin. Kirby had a strong desiree for nature and the outdoors. This past summer he was able to live part of his dream by working at a National Park and preparing to go to FLETC to become a Fedral Park Ranger. He touch almost everyone he came into contact with. He was a great friend.
Jason White

Newnan, GA

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Sep 5, 2006
 
Kirby had an awesome spirit and a true joy for life, I had the pleasure of hanging out with him several times and he really enjoyed the time he was given. He will truely be missed, here is to a life well lived and to the rejoicing as another believer has returned home.
Douglasville, Georgia
Shawn Collier

Grayson, GA

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Sep 6, 2006
 
Kirby was a great friend and a great person to know. Of all my friend I met through work he was the one I spent the most time with. Kirby seemed to have an impact on the lives of all people he met. I am sad an disheartened to that we will not get to spend time together when he was to return this fall as we had planned. You will always be remembered as a person who lived his life doing what he loved. I am sad that I will not see you again in this life but rejoice in knowing I will see you again when the time comes. My heart goes out to your family and the many effected by the worlds loss of a great man.

R.I.P. and know we will meet again.
Shawn
nonnibah

AOL

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Sep 7, 2006
 
I am Kirbys mother and I was blessed to have raised him. He was intelligent, kind, loving and sincerely cared for fellow humans.He was a man of morals and had alot of character and after God, Kirbys friends and family meant everything. He was never too busy to see or help anyone and was indeed a rare boy. He had a zest for life and lived it fully. I rest in comfort knowing that Kirby is backpacking on streets of gold and putting together a softball/baseball team as I send this. His smile lit up any room and he will be missed..Love Mom
The Cantrells

Douglasville, GA

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Sep 9, 2006
 
Kirby was a part of our family for 10 years. He was like a son to James and I and one of Jennifer's best friends. We will never forget him. He will live on in our lives thru the many wonderful memories we will always carry in our hearts. Thank you to the Yocums for sharing him with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kirby, we loved you so much. There will be a void in our lives that no one will be able to fill.
Micki

AOL

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Sep 18, 2006
 
Well, Kirby was more than words could ever say. For me, he brightened life. Desmond and I were the last two friends to hug him before he left. I just squeezed him and I'll never forget the laughter or the tears. Had I known it would be the last time, I would have never let go. He is popping up everywhere in my life. He loved people who were difficult to love. He loved life when life even when life got shitty sometimes. He loved being together with us no matter what we were doing. He loved us. I could not have asked for a better friend. Kirby and I shared a different relationship than he and Desmond. They were silly boys clinging to possiblity of never growing up and enjoying one another. I got to read his writings, his books, and agree with him more on life (against Desmond). LOL! I never want the memories to fade. It seems like we just talked but now it has been almost 3 weeks. I will never forget his face, his smile, his dreams, his smarts, his kind-hearted ways, his love, his personality, his love of music, his fashion sense, his charm, his scruffy knees, his losing in baseball on Playstation to Desmond, his accidental death to me (LOL)on Gaylo, our love for hot chocolate and Sundrop, our weeks of dieting, our love of meat, the board games, cards, and so so much more. More importantly, I promise I will never forget him for he meant so much to Desmond and I. It kills me to know I must wait so long to see him. One day, we will laugh together again and it will be heavenly.
Sarah Baggett

Winston, GA

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Oct 1, 2006
 
Losing Kirby has been terrible. He was a great friend and always had a laugh to share and a shoulder to cry on. I can't even count the times he was there for me when I needed a friend.I have never met a person like him, and I doubt I ever will.He will be missed!
An Observer

Phoenix, AZ

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Oct 3, 2006
 
I am sorry for your losses.
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Lugoj, Romania

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Dec 6, 2006
 
He was the best person I know. We miss you.
Michael Barwick

United States

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Jun 2, 2007
 

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Kirby was like my brother.

I spent so much time with him, yet knew so little. He was a tremendous loss for everyone who knew him. All the friends he connected me with, I haven't heard from since. He is a guy none of us will ever be the same without, and he touches us every day.
Koko the Gorilla

Sandy, UT

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Jun 2, 2007
 
Georgia Man?

That is a shame. If he was born and raised in Utah it would not have been such a loss.
Hershall

Griffin, GA

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Aug 21, 2007
 
I have tried my best not to think about him. Maybe I was hoping if I didn't think about it long enough it would go away, but when in reality I can't stop thinking of Kirby. I can't swallow his death still today. It has almost been one year and I miss him more now than ever. Death is just the beginning of a Christian's life. I know it is hard to swallow especially when you believe you have your whole life in front of you. I wish I could have him back so we could finish trails we started and never finished. I wish I could call him up on the fly and tell him we are playing softball 'cause I know he would be available. I do miss him terribly but I have a promise of life through Christ I will see him again because Kirby had accepted Jesus as his Lord. Through Jesus we will see those who have accepted him again. I know I will see him again.
Micki

AOL

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Oct 1, 2007
 
As life continues on, I still miss my dear friend. I don't think a day goes by that I don't call, think about, or talk aloud to him. I think I will always miss him. Life does go on...it hasn't stopped for one second. I didn't want a tribute to Kirby at my wedding...I wanted him up there with Desmond. It is hard to imagine an entire life without speaking to Kirby again. I have been blessed lately with my dreams. Thanks to the man upstairs for that. Thanks to Kirby for the comfort as you held me and confessed that everything would be ok...and spoiled that there is no TV upstairs. LOL!
Life is definitely not the same without Kirby. True friends are hard to come by. No one ever seems to have time, but time is really all we have here. I attended a cookout at Kirby's house-a weird mix of folks that I know did not mesh well were there. I was good. I thought the whole time that when you were alive-we would not be hanging out with these folks. You know-the people who did not appreciate you when you were alive. Bitter? A little. I would hate to know that I had to live with regrets. People are just empty without you around. Desmond is BORED! He misses you all the time. Who else would he be with all night playing Playstation or talking on the patio with? Kirby we love you! We miss you so much with all of our hearts. We will never forget our special times together. Rest peacefully!
Hershall

Griffin, GA

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Oct 23, 2008
 
Man, life goes on regardless of if you want it to or not. The one thing I will always have is the memories. Me and Austin hiked Panther Creek a couple of weeks ago and I thought about my friend often. We cried together (Braveheart) we laughed together (anything) we had a great time together. You got me into this hiking thing and now I can't stop spending $ on the same equipment I thought you didn't need when you bought it. I don't see how you ever went hiking by yourself though. Maybe it was your way of getting closer to our maker. I do miss you man. It is extremely difficult to find a person you can trust and just be yourself around. I think the strangest thing in the world happened when you passed. I have become really good friends with Desmond and Micki. At first our walls were up but they have been broken down slowly. The one thing we disagree on is the presidential campaign. You would be right there with me asking him questions about his choice, but he would be putting up arguments that are irrational. Any way, we have become good friends, hopefully we will continue to grow together, and maybe have a friendship like me and you shared. I do miss you man. By the way, if you have any pull up there (which I am sure you do) could you help me hit a homerun next season in softball?
Mom

Hiram, GA

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Mar 31, 2009
 
It is hard to believe it will soon be 3 years since you have gone home son.It still seems to me like just a week ago. The pain of your absence is felt every hour of every day. I long to call you and hear your laugh.To hear you ask me to watch a movie or listen to a song. When you left us a chunk of my heart fell out never to be whole again. I am just thankful that at my age I won't have as long to wait to see you as your friends and sisters do.Find the good trails in Heaven son and hike on!!!!!! Love you 4life and beyond. Mom
Austin Troudt

Golden, CO

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#19
Jul 4, 2009
 
Kirby was a pleasure to be around. I worked with him at Lake Powell. He is one person that impacted my life in a great way. I spent almost every day in his presence and I am blessed to know that I still spend every day with him in my heart. We shared many adventures together. From hiking to playing on the lake in our boat to riding dirt bikes with tyrin. Some of my greatest memories on Lake Powell included him. We had what we called innertube wars behind our boat called "the destruction of kirby and danny"

Kirby will forever be missed and remembered by everyone he touched that summer at Lake Powell. Like your mother said... Find the good trails in heaven and hike on!!!
Brady

Sandpoint, ID

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Jun 27, 2011
 
Sorry that it has been so long. You are in my thoughts daily. Keeping your NPS dream alive in Glacier.
Anonymous

Union City, GA

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Sep 4, 2011
 
Cant believe it has been 5 years. I miss him so much!!!!!!!!!!

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