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Kobe David Borror, age 17, passed away at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK on Friday, November 30th, 2018, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Born on October 23rd, 2001, Kobe instantly became the light of his father’s life. A kind-hearted boy who lit up the room with his infectious smile, and willingness to help others, Kobe easily connected with others and made friends wherever he went. His interests spanned from video games, to creating music, to playing sports. When it came to academics, Kobe was driven, including taking English honors classes and taking college courses during his high school tenure. Aspiring to one day join the Army, he dedicated time to the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He also had dreams of becoming a video game programmer. Gone too soon but never forgotten, Kobe’s bright spirit and genuine love and kindness for others left an impact that will stay with us forever.
Kobe is survived by his father, Brandon Borror; his sisters, Katie Ann Slavik, Gabriella Borror, and Madison Willding; his paternal grandparents, Angela Borror and David (Patty) Borror; his paternal great grandmother, Marlies Payne; his great grandfather, John Becker; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his great grandmother, Maxine Becker and great grandfather, Elmer Payne.
A memorial service will be held in Kobe’s honor in Illinois in early January. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/christmas-for-kobe to help support the expense of Kobe’s memorial service.