Cashion football player remembered by family, friends

GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – A few days after his burial, the eight pallbearers who carried Brexten Green’s coffin sat in the backyard of his family’s home, sharing fond memories of their friend, including his genuine qualities and his amazing ability to connect with many different people.

“The honor of knowing that we were going to be there to escort our brother was really important to us,” Brandon Collier said.

Green, 20, died in a cliff jumping accident at Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma on July 4e weekend.

Brexit Green

While some had known him longer than others, the feeling was the same: in his short span of life, he had left an indelible mark on the hearts and lives of many people.

“[In everything] he did it, he put everyone first,” longtime friend Tabor McClure said while sharing an anecdote to describe their friendship. “His family was everything [and] his friends were everything.

“He always seemed better than us too, but we never told him that,” he added, prompting a chuckle from the band.

A friend who delivered the eulogy at the funeral said it was difficult to encompass all Brexten meant in his short time.

“Even after [the service] there are things i thought about [that I felt] I should have added in there,” Drew Baker said.

“I could [deliver the eulogy] on him every day for 20 years and never having the same copy,” he added.

The standout athlete had attended Cashion High School and was scheduled to start his sophomore year at Emporia State University in Kansas this fall.

Recounting his life in KFOR, his family said the day he died was one of the hardest days they had experienced as a family, while saying Brexten gave 100% to life.

“[When] we found out, we packed it all up [from a trip out of state] and returned to Oklahoma,” her father, Brett Green, said, also detailing how the community rallied around the grieving family.

“All they [his friends and community] wanted to do was love us,” he added. “They were hurting and we were hurting. But this community is one of a kind, special.

More than 50 children gathered to remember Brexten at morning sunrise

“So many people made my son larger than life, and he was,” his mother LaMae said in Monday’s interview with KFOR, also describing her last conversation with him.

“It was just one more step that God gave me, this peace…is the last thing I have to do is tell him how much I loved him.”

“That boy’s heart was bigger than I’ve ever seen,” said older sister Karsyn Miller. “He just, he loved it hard. He loved hard. And he just, it impressed me how he could make everyone so loved.

“He was more than an athlete, more than the life of the party,” added his other sister Masyn. “He was the most genuine human I have ever met and he made us feel special.”

Family members said Green’s July 9 funeral drew more than 1,400 attendees, with hundreds more viewing the memorial service online.

Brexten’s funeral drew more than 1,400 in-person attendees, his family says

In Monday’s interview, Brexten’s family said his life on and off the pitch was second to none and they were grateful for the life he lived, including the impact of his faith.

“He just had this way of making people see that this is what God would have us do,” Karsyn said.

“God gave me this boy for 20 years,” his mother added in tears. “[But] his work here was done.

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