Lawrence E. Cooke

August 12, 1917 ~ August 9, 2010

Lawrence E. Cooke, our precious husband, father, and grandfather, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 9, 2010, at his residence in Lake Charles, with his family at his side.

A graduate of Iowa High School, he was a retired operator from Cites Service (Oxy) after 34 years of service. Mr. Cooke served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII as a sergeant. A member of Glad Tiding Assembly of God Church since 1961, he served as a past deacon for 20 years and an usher. Preceding him death were his parents, Samuel and Mary Etta Cooke, his brothers, Noble, Henry, Thomas, and Chester Cooke; and two sisters, Mary Conner and Ethel Benoit. Lawrence loved to travel, hunt, and fish with his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Dorothy Cloud Cooke of Lake Charles; his children, Rita Cooke and Malcolm C. Cooke and wife, Teresa all of Lake Charles, and Robert D. Cooke and wife, Barbara of Sharpsburg, GA; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2010, at Johnson Funeral Home. Brother Gary Evers will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, August 11, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, August 12, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

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  1. He was so sweet! I loved hugging him at church so much. May peace with be with the family all the days of their lives. Much love~~

  2. Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. May god comfort you in your loss.

  3. Remember the good times, lean on your family and friends for strength and comfort, and always remember how much he loved you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. To the Cooke Family, I wish to offer my condolence. I am preying for you and know that God will help you thru this time of grieving. Mr. Cooke was a fine man, that I know all of you are proud of. As an adult I look back on the years of my youth and think about the old neigborhood and have only great memory's. Mrs. Cooke I hope you know that you and Mr. Cooke set a great example for all the kids from the neigborhood. We may not have known it at the time but over the years as we all have started our family's and started raising our children it the examples of our youth that lead us today, so I thank you very much.

  5. WE LOVE EACH OF YOU. GOD BLESS. ALWAYS ENJOYED THE DINNERS AND VISITS WITH YOU.Larry was always ready for the dessert and then his coffee. LOVE JERRY

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