Raymond F Cook

March 31, 1930May 13, 2019

Raymond Frances Cook, 89, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019. He was born March 31, 1930 to Alice Alma Byers and Verdi Edward Cook in Grassland, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, May 17, 2019 at Lakeview Funeral Home, 5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, TX, where family will receive guests from 6pm - 8pm. Celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 4715 Tenneryville Road, Longview, TX, at 2pm. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Emma Jean, his three children: Randy, Rickey, Ronda and their families; plus thirteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the US Army. He was also involved in many community organizations. Ray loved the Lord with all his heart and left a mark on everyone he was around.


  • Emma Jean Cook, Wife
  • Randy Cook, Son
  • Delana Cook, Randy's Wife
  • Rickey Cook, Son
  • Pris Cook, Rickey' Wife
  • Ronda Crump, Daughter
  • Patrick Crump, Ronda's Husband
  • Thirteen Granchildren
    Twenty-five Great Grandchildren
    As well as a number of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends
    He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Angela Faye Pope

  • Ty Robinson Dustin Taylor Kevin Hamrick
  • Shadow Cook Eric Harrison
  • Devon Tillery Seth Cook Jeremiah Cook


  • A Time of Visitation with His Family Friday, May 17, 2019
  • A Celebration of His Life Saturday, May 18, 2019


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Mike McKinley

May 18, 2019

So sorry for your loss.
With much love,
Mike McKinley and the girls

Lisa Bevill

May 17, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. To my sweet daughter-in-law Amanda and Eric Harrison plus all the family you are in my prayers.

Jerry and Pat Dorman

May 16, 2019

We will have you in our thoughts and prayers.
The Jerry Don Dorman Family
Carthage, Texas 75633
Isaiah 40:31

Dancel Grigsby

May 16, 2019

So many memories with Grandpa Cook. I remember visiting him under the escalator in Sear's when he was still working. Watching him sing in the choir at Spring Hill Baptist church. Countless shouts of "stop running in the house!" when ALL of us grand kids were there. And Lord help you if you had any experience riding with him on a road trip! He was loud, and outspoken but always opened his home to those like myself who weren't "official" family, but always treated as such. I'm so grateful to have known him, grown up with him as my grandpa, and able to be a part of such a wonderful family. He will be GREATLY missed.

Toyi Garcia

May 15, 2019

I remember lots of family reunions. At one of the summer gatherings when I was about 8 years old he pierced my ears at my Grandmother Brasher’s house with a quilting needle. I was scared but he did a great job and I put my full trust in him . I was so proud of my pierced ears . Thank you uncle Ray for all the memories and happy summers in Texas.

David Taylor

May 15, 2019

I remember the first time I meet Mr. Cook he said Mr. Taylor there is a hat rack on the back porch use it. Scared me a little bit but as I got know him I realized what a great man he was. We're
thinking of you Mr. Cook

Steve Marquez

May 15, 2019

As a young man Raymond took me in and treated me as part of his family. I was one of many young people that benefited from his love and care. He help mold my life and I will be forever grateful for the impact he made on my life.