Charles Douglas Cooksey
Charles Douglas Cooksey
  • November 27, 1931 - August 10, 2017
  • Denison, Texas

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Charles Douglas Cooksey, 85, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Sam Rayburn Memorial Veteran Center in Bonham, Texas.

Visitation will be at 6:00 P.M., Monday, August 14, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jerry Coffman officiating. The Lone Star Masonic Lodge #403 will conduct the Masonic Funeral Rites. Burial will follow with Military Funeral Honors at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Sherman, Texas.

Pallbearers will be members of Lone Star Masonic Lodge #403.

Charles was born Friday, November 27, 1931 in Rogers, Texas to General Lee Cooksey and Mary Lucile (Tate) Cooksey. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952. During that time, he served in the Korean War, and was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, Korean service Metal with 5 bronze stars, and the UN Campaign medal. He work as a Foreman for U T Electric and was a Master Mason with Lone Star Masonic Lodge #403 for over 50 years.

He is survived by his three sons, Charles Cooksey and wife Linda of Whitesboro; Jerry Cooksey and wife Angela of Denison; Gary Cooksey of Sherman; and six grandchildren: Melony, Amber, Jared, Brian, Crystal, and Mark; thirteen great grandchildren; step grandchildren, Sandra Price-Cox of Garland; Vickie Mezzacappa and husband Frank of Denison; Randy Price and wife Bobbie of Denison; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Lyssa, Dillon, Kristen, Kerri; and five great grandchildren; sister Betty Jean Richards; brother-in-law C.W. Hornbuckle; sister-in-law Jean Wright.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife Ruth Marie Bledsoe Cooksey, second wife Virginia Ann Jones Cooksey, and third wife Wanda Belcher Cooksey.