Alan R. Cook
Alan R. Cook, 69, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of the Carroll area, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the Dallas Texas Veterans Medical Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at St. John's Episcopal Church at 848 Harter Road in Dallas. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Aria Funeral Home at 10116 E NW Highway, Dallas. Final services including burial will be in Carroll, at a later date.
Memorials can be directed to the Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, Virginia R. Cvetko Patient Education Center in Dallas.
Local arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Alan Roger Cook was born June 13, 1948 in Norfolk, to Arthur and Edith (Sahs) Cook. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Carroll. He was a faithful member and choir participant of St. John's Episcopal Church. Alan attended grade school in Carroll and graduated from Wayne High School in 1966. He served in the United States Army from June 1967 to January 1970, including service in Vietnam from December 1967 until his release from active duty, where he was an aircraft technician. He then took employment at Goodyear Tire in Lincoln. Alan returned to Vietnam in 1973 for 19 months as a civilian contractor of Lear Siegler. In 1974 he located to Dallas, Texas, where he spent the remainder of his life. While working full time, he attended North Texas State University and in 1982 received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Cum Laude. Alan’s post military working career was concentrated in various aspects of industrial equipment, including Halliburton, Otis Engineering, Kyocera and Mitsubishi, and eventually as an independent cutting tool salesman to specialty manufacturers, where he found his true calling.
Survivors include his Vietnam veteran brother Craig (Lori) Cook of Gretna; brothers Rodney Cook of Plainview and Gordon (Alicia) Cook of Parkville, Mo.; sisters Barbara (Kent) Sprague of Lincoln, Virginia Cook (Ernie Galindo) of Las Vegas, Nev., Mary Jo (Gordon) Jorgensen of Milford, Iowa and Catherine Cook of Omaha; four nieces, five nephews; special friend, Sylvia Moore of Dallas, and many other lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his WWII veteran father in 1992; mother in 2015; and Vietnam veteran brother, Warren, in 2012.