Donald Cooksey, an 89 year old Laredo, MO resident, passed away at 10:28 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Stucker Cemetery near Laredo. A visitation is scheduled from 5 until 7, Tuesday evening at the Laredo Baptist Church. Open viewing will be from 9:00 until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Slater Neal Funeral Home of Trenton. Memorial donations are suggested to the Green Hills Animal Shelter and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
Donald Eugene Cooksey was born June 4, 1932 in Trenton, MO to Alva and Velma (Meyers) Cooksey. On December 23, 1956 he was united in marriage to Lena Mantlo at the Laredo Methodist Church. During the Korean War Donald served with the United States Army. Donald was a jack of all trades including auto body work, maintenance for Popcorn World, and carpentry. He loved wood working, so much he even made his own casket. He had a warm spot for dogs and all wildlife, and a love for homemade ice cream. He was a member of the Laredo Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include his wife Lena of the home, son Dan Cooksey and wife Sue of Laredo, daughter Christina Ropp and husband Norman of Trenton, grandchildren Adam Cooksey and wife Hilary of Laredo, Dena Lovell and husband Jeremy of Trenton, Callie Etter and husband Richard of Trenton, and Logan Woldridge and wife Colby of Trenton, great grandchildren Jeremiah, Kaitlee, Isaiah, Zoeyanne, Teya, Tymber, Barrett, Berklee, Laney, Zang, and Canyon, and great-great grandchildren Kennison, Katalina, and Saige.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Eldon Cooksey.
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