Harvey Gerald Cook

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Harvey Gerald Cook, 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, stepped into eternity with God on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 surrounded by family and in the comfort of his home. Gerald was a positive inspiration and a joyful expression of love in both word and deed. Visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Warren Meadow Funeral Home in Many. (Visitation 1 pm – 2 pm; funeral service at 2 pm). Internment
immediately following at Florien Cemetery. Gerald was born in Dess on Aug. 30, 1932. He graduated from Plainview High School and received his BA in Industrial Arts from Northwestern State College in 1954. He began his career at J. B. Beard (Shreveport), spent 10 years as an engineer draftsman at Brown & Root (Houston, Texas) and retired from U.S. Steel Texas Works (Baytown, Texas) after serving more than 15 years overseeing the plant’s automatic controls.
Gerald married his high-school sweetheart, Mary Ann Canterbury on Dec. 22, 1956 at Florien Baptist Church. Gerald and Mary Ann moved to Houston, Texas where they raised their three sons. After retirement, Gerald designed and built their retirement home in Brenham, Texas where Mary Ann continues to reside today. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Cook and Pearl Lilly Cook. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann Cook; children, Gerald Brent Cook and wife Cathy Cook of Fairview, Texas; Charles Randy Cook and wife, Tanya Cook of Tomball, Texas; Walter Glen Cook of Pasadena, Texas. Gerald is survived by grandchildren, Michael, Kelsey, Courtney, Justin, Kyle, Taylor, Micah,
Hans, Hannah, Heidi and greatgranddaughter, Brooklynn. He is also survived by brother, Dan Cook, sister, Lela Novak and husband, John, sister, Neva Nicholas and husband, Rodney, and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in honor of Harvey Gerald Cook at: Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 E. Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX
77833 or Florien Cemetery (upkeep & beautification), P.O. Box 36, Florien, LA 71429 Online guestbook is available at www.warrenmeadows.com  
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