David E. 'Gene' Cook Sr. (Allendale)

David E. “Gene” Cook Sr., 73, of Allendale, the husband of Miriam U. Cook, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Mr. Cook was born on July 14, 1944 and was the son of the late David D. “Buddy” and Margie Cook. He was a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a former Assistant Chief of the Allendale Police Department, and retired from Mixon Transport.
He was a member and former Deacon of Allendale First Baptist Church. Gene loved fishing, hunting, and sharing a good story that he swore was the truth.

Graveside funeral services were held 3 p.m., Friday, November 17, 2017 at Mt. Arnon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Tom Hiers officiating. The family received friends one hour before the service at Mt. Arnon Baptist Church.

Family members include his wife, Miriam U. Cook; two sons, David E. Cook Jr. (Tracy) and Tracy Cook (Carol); two daughters, Susan C. Bales (Michael) and Lori C. Kalensky (Robert); grandchildren, Shana (Jason), Mackenzie, Brendan, Kaitlyn, Samantha (Rick), Colt, Spencer, Haley, Sydney, Justin, and Dylan; one brother, Gary Cook (Shirley); several loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Shirly C. Martin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Keith Smith Funeral Services, 128 Water Street, Allendale, was in charge of arrangements.