Donald Wayne Cook, a resident of Henryetta, passed away Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at the age of 84. He was born June 21,1935 in Duncan, OK to Estelle Gamblin.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Gamblin.
Don Is survived by wife Shirley Cook of the home.
Daughter Diana Brison of Henryetta
Sherry Claver and son-in-law H. Michael Claver of Henryetta.
Hollie austin And Fiance Jim Turner of Henryetta.
Ferina Brown and son-in - law Michael Brown of Arkansas.
Grandchildren and Great grandchildren Jamie& Jameson Brison, Derek & Tara Brison, Nathan, Whitney and Crew Claver. Jason, Ashley& Mila Ochs, Jenna & Jayden Alexander, Vernon Quick, Casey, Kendra,Riley & Kaitlyn Oneal, Cody & Laurel Oneal, Aubrey & Avery Brown.
a well as a host of relatives and friends.
Don lived his part of his life in Duncan, OK, This is here he met the love of his life Shirley. His love for hotdogs and root beers, in his late teens led him to a small eating place were Shirley worked. This eventually led to the marriage of the beautiful love of his life, Shirley In 1953.
They briefly moved for a short time to California, were he worked in the grape vineyards. Rumor has it that he despised this job and not because of the grapes. It was the dreaded bees. People say you could see Don running by their windows as he was swatting vigorously at them and trying to escape their stings.
He owned and ran a cabinet shop for several years in Duncan, Oklahoma. They moved to Henryetta in 1967, when he taught vocational carpentry. He loved teaching all his students even the ones who would staple their friends to the roof of the new house the class was building. After teaching for ten years he started his carpentry business in Henryetta.
Don loved fishing, garage sales with Shirley, playing his guitars and making music, wood working (where some of proudest work can be seen in some of the local churches). and being with his family.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Henryetta.
Pallbearers will be Derek Brison, Michael Brown, Nathan Claver, Cody Oneal, Jim Turner and Casey Oneal.
Viewing will be held at the Integrity Chapel on Thursday Sept 12, from 4- 8pm with family present to greet friends from 6 - 8pm.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 13th, 2019 at Integrity Chapel, 410 E. Trudgeon St., Henryetta, Oklahoma, 74437. Rev. Kyle Clark, pastor of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta, Oklahoma.
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