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Joseph Archie Cook
ARLINGTON — Joseph Archie Cook, 58, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008.        Funeral: 11 am Saturday at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home.
Condolence Messages

39 Responses

  1. Joe was one of the kindest and loving men I have ever met. I enjoyed our chats and his laugh was infectious.

  2. To Joe’s Family:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I last talked to him a couple of months ago, and am shocked and feel just terrible to hear that he passed. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

    Steve Martin

  3. I’ve only known Joe for a few months but in that time he has brought great joy to my life. I’m shocked and saddened at his passing and feel so very strongly for his mother and family.

  4. Joe was the first friend I ever made in Dallas, when I moved back alone 4 years ago.

  5. How do you put something on here that even remotely describes this man? Meeting during personal adversity, Joe becamed firmly entrenched in my life and heart as one of my dearest friends. Whether it was to make sure I got to doctor appts, meetings with him, or having dinner regularly to “catch up” and “gab” he touched a place in my heart that cannot be replaced.

    Running errands in the convertible, picking up stuff for his house in my truck, consistent support while I worked on rebuilding my life, and a myriad of hundreds of moments, both good and not so good, Joe was always there for me. He even took his life in his hands by sneaking in a starbucks while I was in the hospital last March..LOL.

    If there is such a thing as a Guardian Angel, Joe would have to be mine. I can only hope that I can in turn help others and be a friend to someone else like he was to me.

    My sincerest condolences to his family for being out of town when all this occurred. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.


    D. Lee Rodger

    “Cowboy Lee

  6. Joe and I started to school together in the first grade and graduated together from Crowley High School.

  7. Joe….

    I can’t believe you are really gone. We just talked and made plans to have that martini we missed earlier this month.

    Joe, I will so miss you as you always know what to say when I called with an issue. You have made me what I am today.

    Rest well my friend for we shall meet again…and this time the martinis are on you.

    Love to you and deepest condelances to your Mother.


  8. My good friend, David Smith, in England messaged me recently that Joe had died, which I found so hard to believe.

  9. I hesitated to write a tribute to Joe because it seems so final and I was not ready to accept this. In the 10 years that we’ve known each other. we’ve skied in the Rockies, traveled to Europe, cruised the Caribbean and made roadtrips to the American southwest where we both shared the interest of native American Art. With his flair in home decoration, he helped me transform my home that showcases our interest. With all of these memories from our travels and his helpful hand in my home, his memory will forever be alive. In the days end though, the thing I’ll miss the most is picking up the phone to say “What’s goin’ on?

  10. I will miss this precious human being.

    Nice, gentle spirit, and kind. Most people can come across this way. But, with Joe, it was no assumptions or acting. This was Joe “naturally”. He talked the talk, walked the walk, and lived the life. Thanks and respect to Joe for being a fine example of how a precious human being should live, carry themselves, and treat others. Thank you Lord, for blessing my life with Joe’s “true friendship” for 3 years.

    Peace, Love, and Blessings to Joe’s mother and family.


  11. Joe was a special person who treated others as he would like to be treated… my heart goes out to family and friends…

  12. Our prayers and sympthy goes out to the family.

    Joe was a VERY nice and thoughtful MAN. And will be missed by many friends. He will never be forgotten my many as well. He lived with a GREAT smile and a VERY>>>Warm and KIND HEART for ALL..

    WILL MISS YOU JOE, will never FORGET you. You will remain in our HEARTS forEVER……..GOOD by for now,,,,

  13. While Joe and I both lived in the metroplex, it seemed that we had better luck meeting for dinner when we both traveled for our respective jobs and would be in the same vicinity at the same time.

  14. First my condolences to the Cook Family my God give you peace in this hard time. Joe my friend you will be missed by a lot of people. I met Joe a few years ago and I knew that he was a good man he was there for me in time of need and supported me, was always there to listen and offer advice and of course to meet out for dinner. Also was so proud of him when he got involved with his charity. Joe I miss you dearly.

  15. Joe is, and always will remain, a special part of our lives. He possessed a brilliant wit, quick mind, ready smile, and big heart.

  16. I only knew Joe slightly through a mutual friend, and we never met other than by chatting on the web.

  17. Joe was a good friend of mine when I lived in Arlington. He was always so nice, kind, and caring. I shall miss him dearly.

    My sympathy and prayers are with you.

  18. Joe you was a good man and good guy and even though I didnt know you that well, I still fill I can call you a friend your face and personaility will truly be missed.

  19. Joe was one of my closest friends. I always enjoyed visiting with Joe either in Texas, Tennessee,or NC. I’ll never forget the wonderful times we had together whitewater rafting, shopping, or just visiting on the phone or internet. Joe will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy to his wonderful family that he adored.

  20. Joe is, and always will remain, a special part of our lives. He possessed a brilliant wit, quick mind, ready smile, and big heart.

  21. Joe is, and always will remain, a special part of our lives. He possessed a brilliant wit, quick mind, ready smile, and big heart.

  22. I loved Joe..who didn’t. Went to
    school with him for 12 yrs. Such
    a great personality and big
    heart. Wish we would have had
    you longer

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