He was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School Class of 1961 and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Mining Engineering. He worked for Peabody Coal Company for several years during and after college before accepting a job with Amax Coal Company in Indianapolis. In 1977 he accepted a job with Mobil Oil Corporation in Denver. He also owned a business, Triple C Inc., named for his three sons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorinda “Dixie” Cook, and his sister, Janice Sue Edwards of Sachse, Texas (Bob).
He is survived by three sons, Douglas Byron Cook, II of Houston, Texas, (Cindy); Bradford Monroe Hurst Cook, of Denver, Colo., (Diana) and Bart Roderick Cook, of Denver, Colo.; one Grandson, Ryan Christopher Cook of Houston, Texas; a brother K.W. “Sonny” Cook, Jr. of Beaver Dam (Mary Lou) and several nieces and nephews.
He left behind a very good friend whose loyalty has proved invaluable. The Family would like to thank Dale Bradbury for all of his devoted caregiving. Words cannot say enough.
Memorial Services have been set for Tuesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church with Rev. Ernie Carmicle officiating. Burial will be at Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. All Relatives and Friends who wish to attend are welcome. William L. Danks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Online messages of condolence can be made at www.danksfuneralhome.com.