Homer Edward Cook

Homer Edward Cook

Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA
Death 26 Jan 1962 (aged 68)
Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 55476767 · View Source
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Homer was a happy man, many would call him jolly. The could always bring a smile to your face. It took a lot to make him angry, but the few times he would get angry, everyone had better step back, he favorite thing to grab was a buggy whip.

Homer first job was working for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, driving a team of mules hauling oilfield mud. He transferred to Phillips in League City, Galveston County, Texas and he now drove a truck hauling oilfield mud. He also was the garbage man for League City and Dickinson, Texas and he had 3 of his grandson's work for him.

He would take his grandson's out to eat and if he caught one of them with their head turned, he would take their ice tea, or their desert and he would eat it, but he would always buy another one. He always thought that is was so funny.

He slept with his money bag pinned with a safety pin to the inside of his underwear, he told his grandson's "that I do this to keep your grandma from getting my money". Of course the boys thought this was very funny.

On January 26, 1962, he was out feeding his cows and something happened and he was found in the bed of his truck. The cows were all around him. His bull George was standing guard and would not let anyone get close to Homer.

J. D., his son-in-law, had to get neighboring cowboy to come and rope ole George so they could get to Homer, just to see what the matter was. It was not good, he was gone. It was later that the doctors said that he had a heart attack.

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  • Created by: Marcia - Texas
  • Added: 26 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55476767
  • Marcia - Texas
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Homer Edward Cook (14 Sep 1893–26 Jan 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55476767, citing Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Marcia - Texas (contributor 46637392) .