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Kosse Kyle Maykus

April 15, 1956 — April 21, 2023

With much sorrow, the Maykus family shares the passing of their devoted husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, and loving grandfather, Kosse Maykus. Kosse left his physical presence on earth and entered the gates of heaven on April 21, 2023. A celebration of life will be held in remembrance of Mr. Maykus at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00pm. Kosse suffered a heart attack on December 12, 2022, but miraculously, and not surprisingly, defeated the medical complications that arose from such a tragedy. As a rare complication, he experienced a stroke due to his, as he would say, “Darth Vader” heart.

Kosse Kyle Maykus was born on April 15, 1956, and preceded in death by his father Frank Maykus Jr., in Dallas, TX. JoAnn Maykus, his proud mother, lovingly holds onto her son’s memory. Being the oldest sibling of three, with two little sisters, was fitting due to his protective nature. Kosse attended Irving High School, class of ‘74, and subsequently Texas Tech University. As an extremely proud Red Raider, he received his bachelor's in business administration and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Never missing a game and always the loudest fan, Kosse cherished cheering on Red Raider Athletics.

The accolades, honors and accomplishments throughout Kosse’s life were many and impressive. Kosse was owner and president of Hat Creek Development and Maykus Homes, a Certified Master Builder, previous President of the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association, former member of the Texas Association of Builders Board of Directors, former Chairman of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce and current Chairman of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. Throughout his career, Kosse’s company developed 40 subdivisions including over 1,700 lots and constructed hundreds of homes for families throughout North Texas.

Kosse, a devout Christian, led a life of integrity and always did right by others. Being involved in the community and connecting with fellow residents was very important to him. He gave people the courage to follow their dreams and find a reason to live. He will also be remembered for his passion, his one-of-a kind personality, and the wealth of knowledge he provided to others. He will live on through his family, friends, and all who came in contact with him and got to enjoy his humor, love of life, and kindness. Everyone who met him has a Kosse story.

While Kosse’s professional career will always be highlighted, his greatest pride and proudest moments were with family, especially being a PawPaw to his four, soon to be five, grandchildren.

Kosse is survived by his treasured wife, Jan Maykus; children, Eason Maykus (wife Lacey), Sasha Maykus, Sierra Maykus (husband Brandon Dornak); grandchildren, Cambria (7), Kingsley (5), Witt (4), Livi (2); Mother, JoAnn Maykus; mother-in-law, Hallie Atwood Williams; sisters, Stephanie Lagow (husband Dennis Lagow) and Rene Crow.

Kosse would love nothing more than a sea of red at his celebration of life. In honor of this, please wear red, or as he would call it, “Victory Red!”

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations honoring the life of Kosse Maykus be made to the following:
“Maykus Family Opportunity Scholarship Endowment” in the Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
*Direct giving link is:
*Checks may be made to the “Maykus Family Opportunity Scholarship Endowment” and mailed to the following:
Texas Tech Foundation, Inc.
Box 41081
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Please include “Maykus Family Endowment” in the memo.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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