Bonnie Glenn Cocanougher | 1932-2018

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Bonnie Glenn (B.G.) Cocanougher

Bonnie Glenn (B.G.) Cocanougher, 86, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at home in Dallas after a long illness.

Memorial service was Oct. 30, at The First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Brian Bosworth officiating.

Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.

Bonnie was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Decatur to Glenn Howell and Gertrude Cocanougher. He married Regina Cook on Groundhog Day in 1957 in Abilene. Bonnie Cocanougher was active in the family ranching and dairy business and the oil and gas industry. He owned and operated a Ford dealership for many years along with Woodcreek Apartments in Denison. Bonnie served as president of the local Rotary Club chapter and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur, where he also taught Methodist Men’s Sunday school. B.G. Cocanougher was a 1949 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1956 graduate of Texas A&M. He received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural administration. While at A&M, Bonnie was elected president of the Agricultural Economics Club and served as an adviser to the dean.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Christina Kay Cocanougher; and brother Allen Howell Cocanougher.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years; sons Preston Cocanougher and wife, Barbara, of Decatur and Mark Cocanougher of Dallas; daughter Catherine Cocanougher of Dallas; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Reid of Decatur and Sue Murray of Henrietta.

Memorial donations may be made to Wise Area Relief Mission and First United Methodist Church of Decatur.

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