John Robert Cooke

April 29, 1945December 16, 2018

John R. Cooke, 73, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in the pavilion at Highland Cemetery, Iowa Park, Texas under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. John was born April 29, 1945 in Hebbronville, Texas to Clyde and Velma (Knight) Cooke. He joined the United States Air Force in 1965 which gave him the opportunity to travel worldwide and retired in 1987 to Norman. John married Mary Ann Cogdell on October 17, 1970 in Iowa Park. He began working for Target in Norman in 1989 and retired in 2016. John was an avid bow hunter and archer, and was active in the Oklahoma Selfbow Society (OSS) where he volunteered wherever he was needed. John was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving relatives include his wife of 48 years, Mary Ann Cooke of Norman, Oklahoma; son and daughter-in-law, Lauren and Kimberly Berg, and their daughter, Madison; three brothers, Richard, Ted, and Jimmy; sister, Rilla; and special nephews, Marvin and Brandon Cogdell. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Oklahoma Selfbow Society at


  • Committal Service Saturday, December 22, 2018

John Robert Cooke

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janet giffin

December 21, 2018

Dear Maryann and Family,
I worked with John at Target for many years,he was always up beat and a pleasure to work with.
I loved listening to his stories and him just always joking around,making Target a little more fun place to be .
John was a very special man and I'll never forget him!
With deep sympathy