David Michael Cook

Born on February 28, 1947 in Charleston, West Virginia
Departed September 4, 2022 in Melbourne, Florida

David Michael Cook, born in Beckley, West Virginia on February 28, 1947, passed away on September 4, 2022, at the age of 75.

David is survived by Rebecca Cook, his wife of 51 years; his daughter Victoria Engle; his sister Nancy Barnett and six grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his parents Horace and Ruth Cook; his daughter Stephanie Gerrell and his sister Susan Hash. David graduated from Melbourne High School, and then enlisted in the United States Navy. After serving in the Navy, David served the community of Melbourne as a police officer for 17 years and then in public transportation.

David enjoyed racing slot cars with his friends on Friday nights and evening drives with his wife. David is deeply missed by his friends and family.

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16 entries.
Harold Cook from Wexford, PA wrote on September 30, 2022:
David. I regret that I never got to meet you and that I now am learning about your death. If I ever met you it was before you moved from WV with your parents. I am the oldest {84) living son of your uncle Lonnie Cook. Condolences to your family.
Mark Silegy from Ctr Barnstead NH wrote on September 29, 2022:
Dave was one of my best friends while in the service , Navy,Norfolk Va. He always had a good sense of humor. We had many good times and stayed in touch over the years. Dave and I shared a lot of the same views. He lived in Florida, me in New Hampshire and never was able to get together. I still feel that we were friends forever. My deepest condolences to Dave's family and know he will be deeply missed. Rest in peace my friend, Mark Silegy.
Mike Hanner from Palm Bay wrote on September 24, 2022:
Sorry to have lost Uncle Dave. He always cracked me up with how serious he thought he had to be. I took a lot of it as a joke but, I always knew it meant something. God bless Aunt Beck, Vickie and those grandkids. Slot cars in heaven for Uncle Dave!
Kristin (kesin) Kelly from Melbourne wrote on September 16, 2022:
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad Vickie. I always remember your dad sitting in that recliner or hanging out in his workshop in the garage working on something. I know you will miss him terribly but just cherish all those memories and all the time you did get with him. Sending many hugs to you and your mom ❤️
Victoria Engle from Belton, TX wrote on September 15, 2022:
We miss you so much! I’ll make sure that Mom is okay, but she would rather you be here. You left us too soon, but I know you’re resting easier now. Give Sis a hug for me. Love you.
John Godsey from Tampa wrote on September 13, 2022:
My prayers are with the family during this time of loss and in anticipation of God’s joys to come.
Dorrie and Bob Lewis from West Melbourne wrote on September 13, 2022:
Dave, so many fond memories of you, living on Sutton Ave. when our children were young and full of energy. Those were the best times, we were not only neighbors but friends as well. Bob remembers your enthusiasm with cars. Becky, our heartfelt condolences to you, Vickie and all his loved ones. Dave will be deeply missed.
Chuck Connell from Pace, Fl wrote on September 13, 2022:
Please forgive my omission! In my earlier post , I neglected to thank you for your valiant service both to your country and your city! May God also additionally bless you for this service and sacrifice and May he grant peace and solace to your family; blood, Navy, and blue!
Linda Connell from Pace Florida wrote on September 13, 2022:
A wonderful man taken from his family too soon. I have many memories of you working in your garage when I dropped Tara off. I hope heaven has a big garage David!! Rest now.
Chuck Connell from Pace, Fl wrote on September 13, 2022:
Your long suffering here has ended. I know that you are deeply missed by family and friends! Speaking of family , Becky is a lovely and wonderful woman. We have come to love Vicki as another daughter and sister to our Tara. She is a pretty terrific young lady. We pray that God grant you rest and that He provides solace and consolation to all who mourn you.
Tara Leone from Tampa wrote on September 13, 2022:
I cannot convey how sad I am for the loss of someone so near and dear to my heart! He was my “second father” for 36 years and I’m sad that he’s no longer with us. I pray for everyone’s healing in knowing that he is in a better place, a much better place, and did not suffer. But I pray for the rest of us that he left behind, for the family that he so loved. God bless.
Jeff Lewis from Wesley Chapel wrote on September 13, 2022:
Rip Dave! I will always remember the good times growing up across the street from the Cook family. You be missed greatly.
Sarah Engle wrote on September 12, 2022:
Rest easy grandpa, i love and miss you already.
Walter Engle from Belton, TX wrote on September 12, 2022:
David, you will be missed. Fair winds and following seas Sailor.
Sondra Engle from W Melboirne wrote on September 12, 2022:
Rest In Peace. You deserve it
Christy Berg Birdsall from Palm Bay wrote on September 12, 2022:
As a member of Melbourne High Class of '65 , we will miss you. Our thoughts are with your family.
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