David J. ‘Cookie’ Cook Jr.

David J. “Cookie” Cook, Jr., 60, of Parsons passed away at 9:44 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020, at Labette Health in Parsons.

He was born on June 29, 1959, at Sand Springs, Oklahoma, to David and Lois (Hallett) Cook Sr. He grew up at Thayer and Parsons and attended Thayer and Parsons schools. He served in the United States Army for several years and returned to Parsons upon his honorable discharge.

He obtained his commercial driver’s license and worked as a truck driver for CFI Trucking in Joplin. He then worked at O’Brien’s Ready Mix for 27 years, serving as the plant manager.

Cookie loved his grandchildren and watching them do what they loved. He also loved family gatherings, family cookouts and singing karaoke. He also liked going to the casinos, playing cards with family, and video games with his wife. Taking care of his wife, Theresa, the love of his life, was always his first priority.

He married Theresa Schoenhofer on Dec. 31, 1980, at Miami, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on July 2, 2016. 

Cookie is survived by his children, Michelle Blaylock and her husband, Paul Gosselin Jr. of Kingsland, Texas, Scottie Nichole Cook and her husband, Ron Payne, of Parsons, Sunshine Cook of Parsons, Tonya Cook of Springfield, Missouri, David Cook and his wife, Chasity, of Wichita and Terry Cook of Tulsa; his grandchildren, Octavian Cook, Jadyn Gosselin, Romeo Lazo, Isabella Cook and Kirstin Carson; his brother, Scott Cook and his wife, Pam, of Joplin; his sisters, Kathy Ball and her husband, John, of Parsons, Pam Reynolds and her husband, Larry, of Joplin and Kim Waun and her husband, Tom, of Parsons; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nieces-nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl Schoenhofer; and his parents.

A private graveside service will be Friday at South Mound Cemetery with Pastor Aaron Williams officiating. Burial will follow. Friends may come to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday to sign the register. 

Memorials are suggested to the family to assist with the family with expenses and these may be left in care of the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

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