Funeral Service for W.A. Cook Jr., age 82, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with C.J. Duffey officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Nelta Cemetery with Christopher Carrel, Justin Coleman, Jenni Coleman, Matthew Covington, Hunter Coleman, and Steven Duncan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Heckenberg, Wayne Bolton, Joshua Whittaker and Christian Cook. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
W.A. and Patsy were married on October 14, 1990, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He was a high school graduate. He retired as a Master Sergeant in The U.S. Air Force. While in the Air Force, he served in Vietnam. He retired after 22 years of serving his country.
He was a highly respected member of the Sulphur Springs community. After retiring from the Air Force, he spent 20 years as an insurance agent for American National Insurance. He was a member of the Honor Guard at the local VFW. He was also a member of the Lions Club while stationed in Altus, Oklahoma, where he worked with children in the Special Olympics. He was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He has a special love for animals and rescued many.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Inez Cook, and father, William Andrew Cook; two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Cook; sons, William Cook, Brian Coleman; daughters, Maryse Underwood, Melissa Covington; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Arnecke and Choice Hospice and staff for their wonderful care and compassion.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com