Obituary – Randy Cook
Randy Earl Cook lost his yearlong battle with cancer on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 60. He died peacefully in his home.
Randy was born on December 23, 1956 in Shawnee, OK, to Melvin and Etta Mae Cook. In 1970, the family relocated to Grand Prairie, TX. Randy graduated from Grand Prairie High School, class of 1975.
At the age of 19, Randy joined the United States Air Force, and his daughter, Christina, was born shortly after. During his service, Randy graduated summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University. He was released from active duty in 1980, and he returned to Grand Prairie.
Randy married Coni Thorne on December 14, 1985. Together, they raised three children.
Randy worked at Touche Ross and Republic National Bank in Dallas before opening Randy E. Cook Co., CPA, a private accounting practice. Randy worked tirelessly, and he was dedicated to providing the best service possible to his clients. He enjoyed working in real estate, making bows and arrows and purchasing cars on eBay.
Randy was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare, bile duct cancer, in April 2016. He is survived by his wife, Coni; his parents, Melvin and Etta Mae; and his brother, Ray. He also leaves behind his children and their spouses, Christina and Adrian Gomez, Forrest and Maeghen Cook, and Hannah Cook and Brady Dewan; five grandchildren, Gage, Jett, Jayden, Dexter and Vada; and a large extended family.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Grand Prairie Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth St., Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Wednesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Interment will occur at the National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211, Wednesday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Lifeline Shelter for Families or Children First Counseling Center.