David R. Cook

May 18, 2023

David R. Cook, 84, of Frankfort, died May 18, 2023 at Wesley Manor.  He was born September 10, 1938 in Dunkirk, Ind. to Jesse H. & Dorotha (Riggle) Cook.  He married Devena Dee Achors on April 23, 1960 and she survives.

David was a 1957 graduate of Royal Center High School.  He proudly served his county in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963 in communications and as a machine gunner in the 58th Mobile Helicopter Unit. He then served in the Lafayette Army Reserves for 3 years.     He worked during high school at a dairy farm and later for Standard Foods and Marsh Supermarket.  He worked at Alcoa for 37 ½ years and then owned & operated Cook’s Lawn Mowing from 1997-2015.  David was a member of the First Christian Church, where he was past deacon and co-chair of Evangelism Committee.  He was a former deacon, elder, trustee, board chair and treasurer of the Woodside Christian Church.  David was a life member of the Woodside PTA, member of Friends of the Frankfort Library, Elks Lodge and Vice Chairman of Development Commission in Frankfort.  He enjoyed fishing and festivals.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12 Noon -1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church, 58 S. Columbia St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

wife, Devena Cook of Frankfort and a son, Kenneth (Susan) Cook of Noblesville, brothers, Jesse Cook of Lafayette and John Cook of Kentucky, sister, Kathleen (Ed) Norris of Bullhead City, AZ and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

his parents, brothers, Robert Cook, Daniel Cook, Joseph Cook and sister, Vera Warfield.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “David R. Cook”

  1. Gary & Shirley Mikesell May 18, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    Dear Devena,
    Our hearts break for you at the passing of Dave, as we know how close the two of you were. You took such good care of each other and the love you had for one another and for the Lord was evident. I pray you take comfort in knowing you will one day join him in heaven. I wish I was there to give you a big hug. Please know Gary and I love you, and we will be lifting you in prayer in the days and weeks to come.
    Your Friends in Christ,
    Gary & Shirley Mikesell
    High Point, North Carolina

  2. RCHS Class of 1957–(Darlene Weaver) May 18, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Devena and family,
    The Royal Center High School Class of 1957 sends our sympathy in the passing of Dave. He was faithful in participating in our class reunions and alumni banquets. He will be sadly missed. God bless you.

  3. Sam Hiland May 19, 2023 at 10:59 am

    Devena and Kenneth, We enjoyed sharing our boys as they grew up. Your close knit family was a great example for all families. David will be missed by all who knew him. May Gods love give you peace. With our love the Giant family Sam, Sandra, Jeff and Kimberly

  4. Mike Strong May 19, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Devena and Kenneth, so sorry to hear about David passing. So many fun memories of him pitching baseball at Woodside for us to play games and the bike rides. I know he will be missed. Cherish your memories. Prayers for you both. Mike Strong

  5. Fairy Hackerd May 21, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    Dear Devena,
    My health will not allow me to be with you in person, however, my thoughts and prayers will be. I remember sitting on the school steps and you were telling us about David, the new boyfriend in your life. You will always have memories of David to comfort you. God bless you, Kenneth and Susan. I will always treasure the friendship we shared.

  6. Kathy Johnson May 22, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Devena and family,
    I am sorry for the loss of David. God bless you and may you feel His presence and His comfort.
    Kathy Johnson

  7. Pam Ayers-Petrilli May 22, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Devena and Family, David was a special man. I’m sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking about you during the days ahead.

  8. Sue Achors and Steve Achors May 23, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    Devena and Kenneth,
    Wanted to let you know that I and Steve are thinking of you and was also thinking of you all the time Dave was ill. God will give you
    strength to always carry on the memories you shared. You both are in our prayers always.

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