The Duncan Banner


February 3, 2014

Thomas GB Cook

Nov. 11, 1942 — Feb. 1, 2014

DUNCAN — Thomas GB Cook, 71, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Duncan.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Hope Cemetery with Bro. Forest Cook officiating. Bro. Pagon Ballard will lead singing. Services are under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A potluck lunch will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Primitive Baptist Church located at 317 S. 15th in Duncan.

Tom was born Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1942, in Mountain Park, to Thomas Woodrow Wilson and Ida Lou Nobles Cook. Tom attended school in Duncan. He served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam era. On April 28, 1977, Tom married Betty Ellen Evans at Duncan Lake.

Tom worked as a truck driver and a cement finisher. He lived in Comanche for 13 years before moving to Duncan. Tom enjoyed carpentry and fishing. He had a great love for music. One of Tom’s greatest joys was spending time with his family and playing games with them. Tom was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Duncan.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ellen Cook of the home; four sons: Darion Weakley of Texas, Benny Cook and wife Tonya of Duncan, Pacer Cook and wife Cindy of Oklahoma City, Scott Webb and wife Amy of Liberty, Texas; three daughters, Kathy Cantu of Red Oak, Texas, Tracy Eversole of Comanche, Elizabeth Weaver and husband John of Duncan; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Pete Cook of Duncan; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; two sons: Gregory Webb and Kerry Wayne Weakley; great-grandson, Ayden James Latham; two brothers: Ray and Bobby Joe Cook; sister, Fern Nunley.

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