Dickie “Dick” Cook passed away on June 9, 2021, at the age of 70, in Lubbock, Texas. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain and reduced quality of life, Dick came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.
On January 6, 1951, Dickie Lee was born to Oliver and Mildred Cook in La Junta, Colorado. As a child, Dick wanted nothing more than to be a cowboy when he grew up. He turned out to be quite a ranch hand, horseman and rodeo cowboy. Dick went on to be an even better father and grandfather.
He devoted his later years in life and energy towards making sure his children’s needs were met and all were adequately prepared for life’s challenges.
Dick will be honored during a memorial service held on July 23, 2021, at 3:00 pm at Valley Church of The Nazarene in Monte Vista, Colorado.
Survivors include his mother, Mildred Cook, of Colorado Springs; his children, William Cook, of Ropesville, TX Cassie Cook of Wolfforth, TX, Jeffrey Wells of Frederick, MD, Brent “Bo” Burns of Claremont, FL, Tammy Cook of San Antonio, TX, and Marty Cook of Alamosa, CO; his seventeen (17) grandchildren; his three (3) great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Dean Cook and Donna (Cook) Ganger.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Cook. The family of Dick Cook has designated the Crossfire Ministries for memorial contributions donated in his memory.