Clarence Dalton Cook, 94, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Bridgeport.
Funeral was July 1 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Dr. David Burrows and Dr. Craig Erb officiating. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
Clarence was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Athens to Heron and Matie (Hobson) Cook. He married Eula Mae Reeves May 29, 1943, in Jacksboro.
He had been a resident of Bridgeport since 1949 and retired from Acme Brick after 32 years of service. He was an avid gardener and shared the bounty of his garden and orchard with family, friends and fellow workers for many years.
Clarence was an enthusiastic follower of the Rangers, Cowboys, Mavericks and Stars.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Eula Mae Reeves Cook of Bridgeport; daughter Norma Anderson of Bridgeport; son Danny Cook and wife, Ada Marie, of Decatur; grandchildren David Anderson and wife, Susan, of Grand Prairie, Daniel Anderson and wife, Melissa, of San Antonio and Deborah Anderson of McKinney; great-grandchildren Christopher, Amallia, Rachel and Gracie; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Hettie Lee Alcorn, Versie Hinds, Addie Robbins and Annie Lyons; and brother Henry Cook.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport Food Bank.