‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Gerald's visitation.

Gerald Dean Cook

Gerald Dean Cook was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He left this earth on February 18, 2021 at the age of 89.  He was born September 27, 1931, to Henry King (“HK”) and Ruth Cook in Pangburn, Arkansas of (White County).


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 59 years Mary Ellen Cook; 2 sons Danny Gerald Cook, Joey Lynn Cook, 1 brother Lyngale (Glenda) Cook, 2 sisters Helen (Carlisle) Armstrong and Roselene (Junior) Adams.  He is survived by his brother Noris (Reba) Cook, Patricia (Don) Baugh, his son Steven Randall Cook, and grandchildren Natasha Poteat, Amber Stuckey, Coty Cook, Ashley Tucker, Coby Cook, Courtney Fortson, and Shane Cook.  He is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


After graduating from Pangburn High School, he worked for the Highway Department before being drafted into the United States Army where he served honorably.  After his military career, he worked for Remington Rand for 20 years and then 13 plus years at OTC in Searcy, Arkansas.  As he worked until retirement he also farmed and worked to achieve several rental properties to aid in retirement. He loved his family, working outside, and always had a dog as his companion whom he always named “CoCo”.  Gerald Dean and Mary Cook attended Plainview Church of Christ for many years.  Gerald Dean was well loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.   

All Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald Cook, please visit our flower store.


A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Cook

Marvell Jackson Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

Gerald was a great man. I will always remember him greeting me with that big ole smile he had. He never said a bad word to me. He will be greatly missed by Randy and grandkids and friends. God bless this family in the days to come. Comfort them and give them peace knowing he is with his beloved in heaven.

Steve Barger Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Cook

Freda B Vinson Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, please know this whole family is in my prayers and thoughts.

Tamie Curtsinger Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

Love and Prayers to the Cook family

Jackie Speak Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. I worked with him at OTC. He was avery good person and a friend to all. He was always smiling, good memories, Judy Smith

Judy smith16 Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Cook

Linda s Peacock Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM