obit: L.D. Edward Cook - wife Urbanovsky
- L.D. Edward Cook
Kingsland L.D. Edward Cook of Kingsland, Texas died here Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the age of 85.
He was born on December 3, 1920 in Hillsboro, Texas to Roxie Ann (Mitchell) and Joseph Henry Cook.
L.D. and Helen Lucille Urbanovsky were wed in Alexandria, Louisiana on August 8, 1942, and celebrated 60 years together prior to her death in 2002.
L.D. was a veteran of World War II and served his country in the U.S. Army in an ordinance battalion. While stationed overseas he took part in campaigns in France and Germany. After military service, he worked for American Optical, eventually retiring as a branch manager for that company. In 1979, he and Helen moved from Odessa to Kingsland. They were members of Highland Lakes Church of Christ.
L.D.s hobbies were cooking and playing dominoes, and he dearly loved animals. He greatly enjoyed long drives through the scenic Hill Country, and visiting at the Senior Citizens Center in Kingsland.
Survivors include daughter Jerry Lynn Woolard of San Antonio; son Dale Allan Cook and wife Valerie of Odessa; brothers J.B. Cook of Houston, Pat Cook of Splendora, Odell Cook of Grandbury, and Leslie Cook of West; sister-in-law Juanita Cook of Tokio, granddaughters Penny Pickett of McKinney and Jogee Comegys and husband Wick of San Antonio; and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife, brothers Joe, Jack, Marvin, and Doyle Cook, and sister Thelma Odessa Cook.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsland, officiated by Bro. Joe Winnett. Burial followed at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County.Pallbearers were Odell Cook, Leslie Cook, Dale Cook, Edmond Tillman, Jim Barton, and C.J. Smiles. Serving as honorary pallbearers were J.B. Cook, Pat Cook, and Glenn Vanderburg.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Lakes SPCA at P.O. Box 1275, Marble Falls, Texas 78654.Arrangements were under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Inc of Kingsland 325/388-6767.Odessa American - (Dec/18/2005)