Dakota Belknap “Kota-Bear”, age 23 of Jewett, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Bryan. He was born March 28, 1997 in McKinney to parents, Billy Franklin Belknap and Jennifer Allen Belknap. Dakota graduated from Centerville High School in 2016 and was a torch operator in the steel mill.
Kota-Bear is survived by his wife, Destiny Belknap of Jewett; children, Kayton Belknap, Peyton Stewart, McKenna Belknap of Leon County; parents Billy and Jennifer Belknap of Beaumont; grandparents, Robert and Margie Ward of Mabank, Walter Allen of Seven Points, James and Vickie Belknap of Centerville, sister Blaire Hedrick of Jewett; brothers Hayden Belknap of Beaumont, Rylee Belknap of Beaumont; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by great-grandmothers Cathrine Allen, Betty Osteen; great-grandfather, Robby Osteen; great-great-grandparents, David and Loletta Belknap; uncles, Bernie Thomas and Joey Allen.
Funeral services for Dakota Belknap “Kota-Bear” were held Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Shane Easterling officiating.
Arrangements made by Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.