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Donald M. Cook

April 9, 1936 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Donald Cook Obituary

Donald Miller Cook was born on April 9, 1936 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Ernest Miller Cook and Louthelma Milford.

He passed away peacefully on January 16, 2024 in Orlando, FL.

He is preceded in death by late wife Myra Boynton Brown, the mother of their children Elizabeth Cook Owen, Donald Michael Cook, Daniel Lewis Cook, and Roger Randolph Cook. He is also preceded in death by his second wife, Esther Leigh Howard.

He is survived by his children and his grandchildren, Connor William Cook and Greylynn Miller Cook.

Donald was raised in Oil City, Louisiana. He graduated in the last class of Oil City High School in 1955.

He attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana at the insistence and guidance of his beloved aunt, Harriet Milford Cook. He worked his way through college with summer and weekend jobs in the Ark-La-Tex Oil Fields. While at Northwestern State, he was a proud member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and a member of the Northwestern State marching and dance bands.

He graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration and earned his commission in the United States Army through ROTC. He later earned a Master’s degree from Wayne State University. After 27 years in the US Army, with tours in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam, he retired as a Colonel.

He was genuinely charismatic and was still cracking jokes at Somerby Assisted Living until the end. Don loved time with family and friends who will always remember his keen sense of humor and his love for a good story.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, November 12, 2024 in Vienna City Cemetery.

Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.

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Memorial Service
November 12, 2024

11:00 AM
Vienna City Cemetery
Woodward Street
Vienna, GA 31092
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