Dawson Luke Cook
December 22, 1925 – June 10, 2018
Dawson Luke Cook was born to Luke and Gladys Cook on Dec 22, 1925 in Delta, MO.
In 1943 he graduated from Oran High School and married La Donna Sue Henson. They were married over 70 years until she passed away in 2014. They had 4 children.
Dawson served our country during 2 wars. He entered the Army in 1944, served in WWII, attended Officer Candidate School and was discharged in 1947 as a 2nd LT. In 1950 he was called back into active duty as a 1st LT. in the Korean War and was discharged in 1953.
After being discharged from active duty, he and Donna moved to Wichita, KS where he held a full time job and attended Wichita State University. He graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. As an engineer he participated in the design and implementation of several proprietary pneumatic and hydraulic systems used in the aircraft and oil & gas industries.
In his later years, he developed a specialized fuel filtration system for diesel generators which was used to service backup power systems for area hospitals.
Dawson was also an avid golfer, successfully participated in many tournaments. He also taught the game to many students.
Son Ronald Cook preceded him in death in 1992. He is survived by brother, Donald Cook of St. Louis. Also survived by 3 children, Sue Baker & husband Byron Baker, Richard Cook & Wife Rhonda Cook, Matthew Cook & Wife Gale Cook, 4 grandchildren Derek Layher, Kori Lucas, Adam & Sara Cook. 2 great grandchildren Gracie Layher and Jaxin Lucas
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
- Son Ronald Cook preceded him in death in 1992. He is survived by brother, Donald Cook of St. Louis. Also survived by 3 children, Sue Baker & husband Byron Baker, Richard Cook & Wife Rhonda Cook, Matthew Cook & Wife Gale Cook, 4 grandchildren Derek Layher, Kori Lucas, Adam & Sara Cook. 2 great grandchildren Gracie Layher and Jaxin Lucas
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
Dawson Luke Cook
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June 20, 2018
We will miss him so much but know he's in a better place free of pain. Love you, Daddy.
June 13, 2018
In this mornings paper I saw the obituary on Dawson. May he rest in peace. At the old Cameron Employee's golf course I had the opportunity to play a number of rounds of golf with Dawson. He was a great golfer and he was always willing to help you with your game. I will never forget the good times I had playing along side him. My condolences to the family and especially to his daughter-in-law Rhonda Cook. Rhonda and I worked together at Cameron for a few years in the 1980's.