Donald Earl Cook Jr.

Don Cook, 73, died unexpectedly on June 11, 2021. He was born on June 19, 1948 in Coldwater, Mich., the son of Don Earl Cook and Phyllis Clara (Metzler) Cook.

Don graduated from Quincy high school, class of 1967 where he earned high school letters in football, basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he served in the US Army in Vietnam where he earned a Purple Heart and Bronze star. After the war he married Bonnie Ames and they settled in Coldwater, Mich., where they raised two daughters and two sons on Bartholomew Lake.

In 2002, Don relocated to Excelsior Springs, Mo., to be closer to his two daughters and his grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and son, Adam Cook.

Surviving family members include brother, Hugh Foster; sisters, Carol Ann Ward and Lea Ann McKenzie; son, Wesley Cook; daughter, Kelli (Cook) Iser, her husband, James Iser, and daughter, Holly (Cook) Kerkhoff and husband, Todd Kerkhoff and grandchildren, Cody Clark, Cory Iser, Zachary Kerkhoff and Tyler Kerkhoff.

Those who wish to remember Don in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Don since the eighth grade and loved him like a brother. Please know that he will be greatly missed.
Mike Honyoust

Brother, you will live on in my heart for eternity. I love and miss you every day.
Carol Watd

You’ll always be in my loving memory big brother. Rest In Peace. Prayer’s for the family, may God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Lea Ann McKenzie