WHO IS GARY COXE?
Gary started his whirl-wind of a life that was almost a fairy tale. As a child he was actually raised in Kingston, Jamaica where he was born. Growing up in a beautiful tropical island, learning to swim in rivers, playing in the waterfalls that come rushing out of the mountains, fishing and spending weekends on a coffee farm that his father had bought was an up-bringing that he just can’t forget.
His family has been in Jamaica for over one hundred years and is still there up to this day. He tries to get back home at least once a year or more. People often wonder why he doesn’t have a strong Jamaican accent. He is what they call in Jamaica, ‘Jamerican’. Half Jamaican and half American if you will. When he is with his family and in Jamaica the accent is back in full swing.
What brought him to the United States was the unfortunate divorce of his parents. He is one of four siblings. His sister and he stayed with their mother, while his two brothers stayed with his father.
His mother remarried and life changed dramatically after that. His mother’s husband was very jealous of their close relationship and the mental abuse by him was almost unbearable. This was his first lesson in dealing with someone who played mind games with others. His life style, living with her new husband, and the life style he had in Jamaica was so different. A culture shock for sure.
With his ‘new life’ he saw the usual struggle to work for a living and living from paycheck to paycheck. His mother’s husband was in his late fifties and worked as hard at that age as he did as when he was a teenager. He personally did not want to live like that. When he died of cancer he was penniless which left his mother in a financial mess.