William Michael “Mike” Cook, Sr.

December 3, 1943 – January 10, 2020

William Michael “Mike” Cook, Sr., Lt. Col. USAF, Retired, 76, passed away peacefully on Friday January 10, 2020 in Bryan, Texas. He was born on December 3, 1943 in Crockett, Texas.

Mike graduated from Galena Park High School and Arizona State University. He was a Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, and retired after more than 20 years of service. He also retired from Lockheed Martin in Northern Virginia. On January 13, 1967, he and Linda Carmel Willis were united in marriage. She entered into eternal rest March 11, 2007. On January 3, 2008 at Annandale, VA, he found love once again, and married Emma Lee Rogers Mullins. Mike and Emma both retired and settled in Bryan, Texas in 2009. Mike was a loving and caring person, leading his family and those around him by his good example. He attended the Church of Christ and served as an Elder of the Annandale Church of Christ as well as a Deacon at the Twin City Church of Christ.

Mike enjoyed studying the Bible and sharing the Gospel with everyone he met. Serving others, working in his yard pulling weeds, trimming bushes with his wife Emma and visiting with friends and family were things he really enjoyed. Spending time with his grandchildren, who brought such joy to his life, was what he loved most. He will be missed by his entire family.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Glyn B. Cook and Georgie Lavenia McDonald Cook; daughter Anna Caryn Cook and former wife Linda Carmel Cook.

He is survived by his wife Emma Cook of Bryan, Texas; brothers Glyn McDonald Cook and wife Norma Cook of the Woodlands, Texas; Jimmie Lynn Cook and his wife Susan Cook of Nacogdoches, Texas, his sons William Michael Cook Jr. and wife Missy Cook of Tomball, Texas and Mark Willis Cook and his wife Tracey Cook of Eureka, Missouri. He also survived by his stepsons, Tim Mullins of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Daniel Mullins and his wife Heather of Tallahassee, Florida. He has six wonderful grandchildren, Stephanie Farmer and her husband Kale of Bentonville, Arkansas; Brandy Schiber and husband Mike of Wimberley, Texas; Maggie Bennett and husband Bryan of Fort Mill, South Carolina; Allison Hersey and husband Jake of Round Rock, Texas; Emily Cook and John Thomas Cook of Eureka, Missouri. He is also survived by nine great-grand-children, Brooklyn, Braden, Bradley, Fletcher, Anderson, Rosemary, Braxton, Hudson and Everett; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, January 17, 2020. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 am at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, Bryan, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Make a Wish charity or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Express condolences at CallawayJones.com.


  1. We are sorry you have been separated from the one you love. I can’t imagine how this has impacted all of you. Thank God for his faith and yours. We are praying for the Lord to comfort you all.

  2. Mike you will be missed by so many
    Thank you for bringing Emma into our lives. Thanks for all your kind words. We didn’t have a clue you would be gone so fast. B

  3. It is my privilege to know Mike. He is an inspiration to me and his example helped me through some troubled times. A wonderful, kind, gentle man and Christian who lived his faith and never gave up, no matter what. The world is a bit emptier without him, and so is my life. We did not associate often, but Mike was always a part of my memory as if he were living next door. God bless Jim and Susan, Emma, Mark and his family; remember the good and know the bad is over.

  4. With Deepest Sympathy. We got to know Mike when he and Emma moved onto our street. What wonderful neighbors! We will miss Mike’s friendship, his willingness to help others, his wise counsel and his delightful sense of humor.

  5. Emma and Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss and Pray that the God of all comfort will give you hope and peace. Mike was always so encouraging to me at Kingsport Church of Christ as I served as an Elder. Two years ago I lost my dear wife to cancer and Mike’s kind words of comfort were what I needed to get thru the grief. Just this past year as I found another lady that I married on December 30th it was Mike’s encouragement to go ahead and remarry. Mike was a servant of Christ that I try to follow. Emma, I wish you much love and comfort and hope to see Mike again.
    Love, Tom Byler, Kingsport, Tenn.

  6. Emma and family – Deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband Mike. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this very difficult time. With love & hugs,
    ~ Ann Bullock in Manassas, VA

  7. Emma and family. Deepest condolences from a old friend and co worker. thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Alan Mayfield . Ashburn VA

  8. Emma, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I am o sorry for your loss, it is always hard to lose a love one. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Glyn… what a beautiful tribute and again I am so sorry for yall’s loss. I hope I was able to be helpful with the info you were needing. Continued prayers being sent to all of yall.

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