Leo Cook

Leo Cook Jr.

October 21, 1932 - January 15, 2020
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Leo Cook, Jr.

Leo Henry Cook, Jr. age 87, of White Hall, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Born October 21, 1932 at Pine Bluff, he was a son of the late Leo Henry Cook, Sr. and Clara Mae Haynes Cook.

Mr. Cook served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Spangler.

For 47 years, he worked for the Cotton Belt/ Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring as a supervisor.

For many years, he had been an American Little League Coach and refereed football and basketball games.

His brother, Billy Joe Cook also predeceased him.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Dismuke Cook, whom he married on October 10, 1985; two daughters, Cindy Cook Walters (Jerry) of Cabilo, TX and Stefanie Cook Glasscock of Pine Bluff; a son, Greg Cook of Maumelle; his step-children, Archie Neal (Tonya) and Michelle Herring (Allen), all of White Hall; his grandchildren, Crystal Arguijo (Chris), Hailee Glasscock, Jason Herring (Lyndsey), Kuri Deaton, and Megan Herring; and a great-grandson, Cross Arguijo.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 19, 2020, 1:30 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Brother Paul Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38102.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Fuller Hale-South Chapel
    1621 S. Cherry Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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  • Service

    Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:30pm
    Fuller Hale-South Chapel
    1621 S. Cherry Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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  • Interment

    Memorial Park Cemetery
    6707 Dollarway Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71602
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Vincent Chadick

Posted at 02:48pm
Coach Cook was my first coach and the standard against whom I subsequently measured all my coaches and teachers. He coached us 9 to 12 years olds with patience and enthusiasm. He celebrated us when we won, and he accepted responsibility -- although it wasn't his -- when we lost. Coach Cook didn't yell in frustration, didn't over-coach, and didn't ever -- not once -- let us down. He always was there for the team (go, Matthews Hardware) and his players, and his encouragement was contagious. His son Greg was our third-baseman, and I know Coach Cook loved every pitch and swing and catch he was able to share with Greg. (I only had a vague understanding of this as a kid, but tried hard a generation later to emulate him when I had the chance to coach my own children in sports.) I suppose the greatest compliment I can give him is that our parents all trusted Coach Cook to teach us well and point us in the right direction -- and he did that.

Oh, to be 11 years old again, arriving by bike to Ed Brown field, and getting to help Coach Cook take the bat bag from the trunk of his car to the dugout. Or better yet, to be 9 and have him privately explain the secret of breaking in a new catchers mit (hint: you need a washing machine). Or, to be 12 and once again hitless, and returning to the dugout after another strike out, just to have him clap and say, "It's ok. You'll get 'em next time."

To all of Coach Cook's family: Thank you for sharing him. He made a difference.

Vincent Chadick


Posted at 05:30pm
I first met Mr. Cook when I was 10 years old. He was my little league coach in 1957, 58 and 59. Mr. Cook lived on Iris St. and my family lived one block over on Rose St. I would run over to his house and ride to practice with him. Mr. Cook was a very good coach and an even nicer man to many of us who had the privilege of playing for him. Later in life I also worked at the railroad and got to see and talk with him many times. I respected this man and will miss him as I know many others will. My condolences and prayers to the family of this true gentleman and lifelong friend.

Amy Rawls

Posted at 10:13am
The Welch family and employees send our deepest condolences to Mr. Leo Cook's family and friends. He was a valued customer and will truly be missed.

scotty m mccullough

Posted at 08:32am
Patsy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Leo. I have known him for a long time and considered him a friend. My Dad & Uncle officiated with AOA and on occasion officiated with him. May GOD Bless Leo, You and the family.
Scotty McCullough

The Dismuke s Richard, Ginger, Haley, Dylan and Ho

Posted at 07:30am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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