Donald Dwight Cook

May 20, 1948 - February 24, 2020
Donald Dwight Cook

Donald Dwight Cook, age 71, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020, at his home.

He was born on May 20, 1948, the son of Howard Hughes Cook and Margaret May McCleney Cook.

Donald worked as a Supervisor at Dupont in the Fabric Manufacturing Division.

Donald served his country with honor and distinction for four years as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife Mae; son Donald Cook II; step sons, Taylor and Shane (Liz) Higgins; grandchildren Maddie and Dillon Cook; sister Delores Long (Jimmy) and lots of nieces and nephews.

Together with his parents he was predeceased by his sister Linda Taylor.

Donald loved to be up in the mountains or out in a stream trout fishing. He loved shag dancing and beach music and being with his friends wherever they were headed or whatever they were up to; but most of all the time he spent with his grandchildren was what he loved the best.

Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation to be held on Friday, February 28, 2020, from 11:00 am till 12:00 pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A Service to celebrate Donald’s life will follow at 12:00 pm.

In recognition of Donald’s honorable and faithful service to his country, the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard will present a rendering of Military Honors.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


Friday, February 28, 2020
12:00 PM

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  • February 27, 2020
    David and Ann Cox says:
    Prayers for all of the family. May God give you the strength you will need to get through this difficult time.

  • March 06, 2020
    Fred Gainey says:
    Mae, I just heard about Donnie's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • March 05, 2020
    Joe Costigan says:
    I was so sorry to hear about Donnies passing. He was a good man who loved his family. A proud veteran. RIP Donnie I thank you for your service and will always remember you.

  • February 28, 2020
    Steve Cook says:
    So sorry to hear about Donnie's passing. It's been years since we spent much time together but we had some good times when we were younger. Mae, Julee and I will be praying for you and your family.

  • February 27, 2020
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