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Clarence Leon Cook Jr.

1951 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Clarence Leon Cook Jr. Obituary
Cook Jr., Clarence Leon Clarence Leon Cook, Jr., 61, of Matthews, NC, passed away peacefully on December 18th, 2012. Leon, or "Junior" as he was known to his friends, eventually succumbed to the cancer that he courageously fought for nearly 10 years. He was surrounded by his loving friends and family at the time of his passing. Leon was born in Greenville, Texas on March 2nd, 1951, to Leon Sr. and Maron Cook. Leon graduated from Garland High School in 1969, and then achieved a BA in History and a Minor in English at the University of North Texas. Leon was married to his college sweetheart, Ellen, in September of 1974. Leon was employed for nearly 40 years by AEP Industries. In 1993, he and his family moved from Dallas, TX to Matthews, NC, where he served the company as the national inventory control manager. Leon enjoyed spending his free time maintaining his yard and garden, and cherished family trips to the beach. He was an avid music fan, and particularly liked the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. Leon remained a true fan of the Cowboys, Longhorns, and Rangers. Leon was a devoted husband, father, Papaw, and friend. He will be greatly missed, but will live on in the hearts and minds of every life he touched. Leon is survived by his wife, Ellen; mother, Maron Cook of Broken Arrow, OK; son, Travis Lee Cook of Wrightsville Beach, NC; daughter, Maegan Williams and husband Brian of Sneads Ferry, NC; granddaughter, Sara Williams; sisters, Mary Williams and husband Doug of Broken Arrow, OK, and Sarah Duncan of Mesquite, TX; and several loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Leon Cook, Sr. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 2013, at 11:00am at the Matthews Presbyterian Church in Matthews, NC. Please consider a donation to Stand Up to Cancer, or the Levine & Dickson Hospice Care Center. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 23, 2012
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