David R. Cook

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.

David is survived by his 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.

He is preceded in death by parents, brothers, Robert Cook, Daniel Cook, Joseph Cook and sister, Vera Warfield.

Funeral Service:

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, memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church, 58 S. Columbia St., Frankfort, IN  46041.  Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a condolence.