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Thomas “TL” L. Cook

1931 - 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thomas “TL” L. Cook, 87, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Friday, March 8.

Graveside services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, at Crestview Memorial Park with Rev. Rick Allen officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

A son of the late Eula Lee (Bryant) and Desler Everett Cook, TL was born on Sept. 25, 1931, in Nevada. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He married Anna Jean Walthall on March 14, 1959. He retired from Texas Deapartment of Highways & Public Transportation in 1990. He was a member of WAC Baptist Mens Disaster Unit. He was a blood donor, donating over 20 gallons and was an avid bike rider. He rode in many area bike rides, including Hotter than Hell rides. It was not unusual for him to win first for his age bracket and retired his riding at age 70.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jean Cook, in 2016; and brothers, James Howard Cook, Jessie Everett Cook and Verdie Bryant Cook.

Survivors include his sons, Dessler Dion Cook of Dean, and Timothy Cook of Iowa Park; daughter, Shaundra Collins of Whitehouse; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

For those desiring, the family suggest memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310 or consider donating blood to American Red Cross.