OBITUARY

Jesse Cocke Sr.

June 23, 1918December 30, 2010

Jesse Cocke, 92, died on Thursday, December 30, 2010 in Bartlett, TX. He was born on June 23, 1918 in Dunbar, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma to Tom and Ludabell (Watkins) Cocke. He was in the Civil Conservation Corp Camp from 1935-37. Jesse married Sybil L. Griffin on June 21, 1940, that marriage lasted for 70 yrs. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Bartlett and a member of Masonic Lodge 692 in Bartlett, Jesse was a three times Master of the Lodge. Jesse was a World War II Army veteran, having served in Europe. After the war Jesse went to work for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple, TX retiring in 1980 after 37 yrs of service. He is survived by his wife, Sybil L Cocke of Bartlett; sons, Jesse Cocke,Jr. and wife Shirley of Stephenville, TX, David L. Cocke of College Station, TX, Dennis F. Cooke of China Spring, TX; three grandchildren Camron Cooke of New York City, NY, Heather Dawn Weihausen of Gatesville, TX and Travis Cooke of China Spring, TX; great-granchildren, Chloe and Colby Weihausen of Gatesville, TX; three brothers, Oscar Cocke of Hughson, California, Bill Cocke of Napa, California, Wayne Cocke of Ville Patte, Louisiana; one sister, Eula Mae of Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Visitation will be Sunday, January 2, 2011 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Goodnight Funeral Home, 209 E. Prof. Powell in Bartlett, TX. A Chapel Service will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Goodnight Funeral Home, Bartlett, TX. Both Military and Masonic honors will follow. Burial will be at Bartlett City Cemetery. Arrangement under the direction of Goodnight Funeral Home, Bartlett, TX

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, January 2, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 3, 2011

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Heather Weihausen

January 14, 2011

My fondest memories spent with grandpa were reading Mother Earth News and talking in the garden while we plucked weeds. Usually we ended up at the far corner of the garden under the trees sharing an ear of corn, eating peas or a ripe tomato that he would cut in half. Then he would use a salt and pepper shaker he kept in a pouch on his belt.I appreciate simple things to this day because of moments like these...
Love, your granddaughter

Heather Weihausen

January 14, 2011

My fondest memories are reading with you from Mother Earth News and talking in the garden while we plucked weeds. Usually we ended up at the corner of the garden under the trees eating an ear of corn or a fresh tomato you would cut for us. You always had your little salt and pepper shakers handy. I appreciate simple things to this day because of those moments. Love you grandpa--my cutie.
your granddaughter,

Shirley Cocke

January 12, 2011

In 1969 I came into the Cocke family and the next year I lost my father.Then in 1980 i lost my mother. For the last 30 years mom and dad Cocke have been my parents. When Heather was borned dad was the first to see her. we will be forever grateful to have known such a wonderful man. He loved all of his grandchildren . Dad may you rest in peace. Love your daughter in law Shirley your son Jesse Jr. grand kids Heather,CHLOE, Colby @ Alan weihausen.

Dave/Suzanne Weihausen

January 3, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hold onto your faith knowing the Lord will carry you through this darkest time. May you always have the memories alive in your heart which will bring you peace. Our thoughts, prayers and love be with you all. Love Dave and Suzanne Weihausen, Groesbeck, Texas

Ruby Hudgins

January 3, 2011

My sincere sympathy in this time of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed our visits at Alan and Heather's with the children around. He was a caring, loving man. May the Lord bless your days ahead with fond memories. Love, Ruby Hudgins "Grammy"

January 3, 2011

Jesse, I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. Your dad and mom were so much a part of our class. I know you all will really miss him. Sally Schwertner Gray

January 3, 2011

Jesse - Please accept my condolences at the loss of your Dad. This is a milestone in the life of a man that is a hard pill to take. Be grateful for his life long and full life and for your opportunity to share it with him. Warm regards to you and Shirley, Will Worthington

Bernadette Bukovicky

January 2, 2011

Jesse was such a kind and gentle man. He will always be in my heart. With deepest sympathy. The family is in my prayers.

Matthew Bukovicky

January 2, 2011

We will all miss Jesse he was always nothing but love and happiness to everyone. He will be deeply missed by all.

Dorothy Petrusek

January 2, 2011

David, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You and your family are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
Dorothy and Michael Petrusek, Elizabeth and Stanley Wojciechowski (Houston)