Melvin Cook

In Memorial

Melvin Cook, 91 of Waco, passed away Friday, October 17, 2008 in a Temple hospital. Private military graveside services will be held at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen with the Reverend J. Mark Wilburn, Chaplain officiating. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the on-line Guest Book at

Melvin was born April 2, 1917 in Murchison, TX to John Edd and Mattie Frances (Tickle) Cook. He served with the U.S. Army from August 7, 1939 to July 28, 1941. He was a butcher by trade and was a member of Groesbeck Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, John and Mattie Cook; brother, Thurman Cook; sister, Beatrice Cook; and granddaughter, Brandi Haverkamp.

Survivors include wife, Thelma Cook of Waco; son, Melvin C. (Sonny) Cook and wife, Ola of Hillsboro; daughter, Brenda Haverkamp and husband, John of Riesel; son, Larry Cook of Waco; daughter, Donna Blansit and husband, Kenny of Axtell; 7 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; and 1 Great-Great Grandchild.

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  1. Blair's Cove Apartments

    Us at Blair’s Cove enjoyed Mr. Cook as a resident ,he was a inspiration in all our lives.We are going to miss all those days he came to the office giving a word of encouragement to the staff.To the family of Mr. Cook …Stay strong and we at Blair’s will keep you all in our prayers.

    -Blair’s Cove

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