OBITUARY

David Glenn Cooke Jr.

November 15, 1924December 27, 2017
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David Glenn Cooke Jr., 93, a fourth-generation Austinite, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2017, surrounded by family. Glenn was born on November 15, 1924, at the old Seton Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, David G. Cooke Sr. and Sarah Parmele Cooke, as well as his son Robert. Glenn took great pride in his Central Texas heritage; he loved to tell stories of adventures with his many cousins on the family farm in Granger. Some of his favorite memories were of growing up in early 20th-century Austin. He graduated from Austin High and was a starting tackle on the 1942 state championship football team, earning All-State honors. When World War II broke out, Glenn enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed in California; there he met Louise Davis. They were wed on May 18, 1945, and were married for over 72 years. After the war, the young couple moved to Austin, where Glenn earned a business degree from the University of Texas. He went to work in the freight industry, and Glenn and Louise soon found a home in the newly-developed Crestview subdivision. They became very active charter members of Crestview United Methodist Church, both serving as Cub Scout leaders while raising their four children. In his retirement, Glenn continued his lifelong passion for hunting and fishing. He was never without a hobby in any season of his life -- from traveling to Alaska, square dancing with Louise, and gardening in his backyard to taking up knife-making at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife, Louise, and children, Elaine Hettenhausen; Diane and husband, David Broll; and David and wife, Cay; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren (with two on the way); and sisters, Helen Anderson and Bernice Ferguson. Visitation will be on Monday, January 1, 2018, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Crestview United Methodist Church, 1300 Morrow Street. After the service and a reception, burial will follow at Cook-Walden Memorial Hill in Pflugerville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cooke Endowment at Crestview UMC or Hospice Austin’s Christopher House.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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David Glenn Cooke Jr.

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Karen Crump

January 8, 2018

I did not know Mr. Cooke, but I do know his son David. If the son is a reflection of the son, Mr. Cooke was a marvelous man of God who taught his children well. God bless the entire Cooke family.

Marie Chaudhari

December 28, 2017

Dear Mrs. Cooke, Diane, Elaine, & the entire Cooke Family,
I am so very sorry. Mr. Cooke was just the nicest, kind, & friendliest person I knew. My heart is just breaking for you. I am so glad to have met him & known him all these years.

With love, hugs & prayers,
Marie Chaudhari

JR Riggs

December 28, 2017

My heart breaks for the loss of grandpa. I take comfort knowing he is in the arms of our Heavenly Father and know all of those near and dear to this wonderful man will be reunited one day.

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