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Katy Community to Celebrate Teen Killed Riding Bike to School through Fishing and Biking

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

October 7, 2023

By Natalie Cook Clark


The Katy community will honor Logan Dark this Sunday in a memorial service followed by a memorial bike ride and fishing. The 14-year-old was killed when he was struck by a car while riding his bike to Cinco Ranch High School.

Josh and Logan Dark. Pictures courtesy of the Dark Family.


Memorial Service Planned to Honor Logan through What He Loved Most

14-year-old Logan Dark will be honored in a Celebration of Life this Sunday, October 8, 2023 at the Cinco Ranch Beach Club Park. Starting at 3:30 p.m. the family and community will honor Logan through a park activities including fishing that Logan loved. At 3:00 p.m. Cool Cat Cycles is hosting a memorial bike ride on local pathways leading to the Beach Club.



“Logan was welcoming, kind, headstrong, extremely, independent, a bit of a prankster and one clever dude,” says Logan’s father Josh Dark.

His father says that Logan had his obsessive personality that meant when he tried something new and liked it, he then only wanted to get better at the new thing until he found the next thing.


“When he was old enough to go fishing by himself, the ‘new things’ gave way to his one true love…the sport of fishing,” says Josh.


Previously Featured in Katy Magazine

Fishing was his passion. He was featured in a Katy Magazine story last year. Logan reached out (something impressive and respectable for a teen) to Katy Magazine to share footage of his experience when a gator took a fish from his line while fishing.


Logan was adamant in sharing his experience but wanted to stress the fact that we live in the alligators’ world and was very much like a young Steve Irwin in his passion for wildlife. He spoke about local wildlife and the need for residents to be safe and respectful. Read the story here.




Logan loved to film and document his fishing and had a Youtube channel.


The Katy community has set up memorials at the crosswalk where he passed away on September 28, 2023 and where he loved to fish near Exploration Park. Both memorials are full of tributes related to fishing and pictures showing him play football, which he played during his time at Beck Junior High as well as his freshman year at Cinco Ranch High School.



“While most will probably remember Logan for what he was able to accomplish…the teenager who caught (and released) man-sized fish, his family and friends will most remember how he conducted himself along the way,” says Josh.


Family Plans to Honor Logan through Charity Donations

There is a Go Fund Me account set up to help the family with memorial expenses. The goal was set for $8,000 but has exceeded $34,000 at the time of publishing this tribute.



The family says that all donations exceeding costs will be donated to Twyla’s Friends, a local non-profit animal adoption organization. The family also plans to donate to an organization that will sponsor first time fishing trips for youth or veterans.


Logan is survived by his parents, Heather and Josh Dark; his brothers, Jonas and Forest Dark; Aunt Tessa (Lucas) Winter; Uncle Brock Hamilton; Grandparents Dennis and Sandy Dark; Grandparents John and Kathleen Hamilton; and so many other relatives and friends.

“His smile, positive attitude, determination, and heartwarming assumption that everyone else was as passionate about his interests as he was will forever be synonymous with Logan.”




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