Elvin D. Cook
October 29, 1949 – May 8, 2019
Elvin Daniel (Dan) Cook, a retired Baptist minister of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away on May 8, 2019, at the age of 69 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Dan is survived by his wife, Sandi; his children – Jason of Waco, Texas, his wife Leann and grandchildren Brayden and Jace; and Jonathan Brent of Whitney, Texas, his wife Kam and grandchildren Jonah and Leo; and his brothers and their spouses James and Rhonda of Memphis, Tenn., and David and Darlene of Thomasville, Ga., and his brother-in-law and spouse Michael Jay and Susan Lott of Wiggins, Miss. He is predeceased by his parents, J.A. and Ethel Cook of Tupelo, Miss.
Dan was born in Tupelo, Miss., on October 29, 1949. He graduated from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Miss., and later earned a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi. On June 12, 1971, he married Sandi, a cheerleader at William Carey. Dan was a longtime servant of the Lord, ministering to congregations in the areas of music, youth and senior adults later in his career in churches in Tupelo, Miss., Gulfport, Miss., Mansfield, La., Alexandria, La., and Groves, Texas, at First Baptist Church, where he served for nearly 20 years. Dan loved traveling and supporting his wife, children and grandchildren, and church members, as well as following sports teams from Mississippi State, Texas A&M and most recently Baylor universities. For the past year, he was cared for by the wonderful people and services of Compassion Hospice.
A visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Grammier-Oberle in Port Arthur, which will be followed by a celebration of his life immediately following at 11 a.m. Reverends Phil Weber of Nederland, Texas, and Charles Higgs of College Station, Texas, will officiate. Flowers and condolences may be offered at 4841 39th Street in Port Arthur.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grammier-oberle.com for the Cook family.
- Sandi Cook, Wife
- Jason and his wife Leann Cook, Son
- Jonathan Brent and his wife Kam Cook, Son
- James and his wife Rhonda Cook, Brother
- David and his wife Darelene Cook, Brother
- Michael Jay and his wife Susan Lott, Brother-in-law
Dan is, also, survived by his grandchildren Brayden, Jace, Jonah and Leo.
He was preceded in death by his parents J.A. and Ethel Cook
- A Gathering to Share Memories of Dan Saturday, May 11, 2019
- A Celebration of Dan's Life Saturday, May 11, 2019
Elvin D. Cook
Kay Smith Jerome
May 22, 2019
A happy and productive life, as I would have expected. Happy that he used that beautiful voice we knew in high school. Peace to his family.
Kay Smith Jerome
Class of ‘67
May 20, 2019
I had the privilege of going to high school with Danny and singing with him in the school chorus. What a great tenor voice. I must say that my memory of Danny was that he was always smiling or laughing. What a great guy. I regret that I never saw him after graduation in 1967.
May past memories comfort the family during the months ahead.
May 11, 2019
I always enjoyed working with Dan. He had such a beautiful voice. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.