Kirk Cottrell arrived into this world after his mother and pa made a quick sprint to Good Samaritan Hospital.
Maybe that’s why that boy liked thrills.
Right here’s what Kirk’s mother, June Cottrell, wrote about his start:
“Sept. 26, 1955 — our first son was born at Good Sam. We named him Kirk Gordon Cottrell, and we had been so excited (nervous!) about his arrival, my husband left the home with no ID or cash in his pockets. We lived (and I nonetheless do) in Boca Raton, so it was fairly a trip to the hospital — I am going to always remember. I’m certain we went by a few crimson lights!
“As a younger grownup, Kirk began a surf store in Deerfield Seaside — Island Water Sports activities, and he’s within the East Coast Browsing Corridor of Fame. He drowned in South Africa (in 2001) whereas residing there on the time together with his household, doing what he liked greatest — browsing. His three kids now function Island Water Sports activities, and the household enterprise is 42 years previous.
“Deerfield Seaside is naming their new seaside pavilion after Kirk. And it began at Good Sam.”
When Kirk Cottrell was inducted into the East Coast Browsing Corridor of Fame in 2012, he was referred to as “a go getter” and “an actual character.”
He additionally was a profitable entrepreneur, who realized Florida water sports activities and the Florida seaside look had numerous followers.
And he was a pastor. He and his spouse, Lucinda, and their three children — Cheyne, Karly and Linsey — moved to Cape City, South Africa, in 1997, to begin a chapel.
Cottrell was browsing with buddies off the coast of Cape City when he didn’t come up after catching a wave. His buddies pulled him to shore, however he couldn’t be revived.
As we speak, Island Water Sports activities is a Deerfield Seaside landmark — it’s the constructing with the large shark “crashing” into the roof.
Cottrell’s kids run the household enterprise, and their mission is identical as their dad’s: “Jesus, neighborhood and browsing.”
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