The Obit For Paul Cooke

Paul Edwin Cooke

The Bastrop Daily Enterprise - May 24, 2008

Mr. Paul Edwin Cooke, 83, of Bastrop, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the Summerlin Lane Nursing Home in Bastrop. In fulfilling his request, Mr. Cooke donated his body to medical research.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date under the
direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Mr. Paul Edwin Cooke was born July 23, 1924 in North Little Rock, Ark. to the late A.P. and Nora Parker Cooke.

Mr. Cooke was a retired carpenter and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bastrop. Mr. Cooke was a former professional baseball player having been drafted in the major leagues by the St. Louis Browns.

He was an avid golfer and loved all sports.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters.

Surviving Mr. Cooke is his wife of sixty years, Jacqueline P. Cooke of Bastrop; two daughters, Donna Gay Musgrove and husband William Don Musgrove of Cabot, Ark., and Deidra Kinnaird and husband James Kinnaird of Bastrop; two sons, Paul Edwin Cooke II and wife Jerrita Cooke of Boise, Idaho, and Craig Parker Cooke and wife Angela Cooke of Eros, La.; ten grandchildren, Jacqueline Hamilton, Karen Robertson, Laney Musgrove, Shane Kinnaird, Shannon Kinnaird, Shantel Stephens, Hannah Cooke, Alison Cooke, Kristin Cooke, and Kaitlyn
Cooke; and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family request that for those who wish memorials be made to the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home or to the charity of the donor's choice.