Bryan Alan Cook age 55, passed away July 5, 2021 at his home in Killeen, following a short battle with cancer.
At Bryan's request, no services will be held. His only request was to have his ashes scattered over Hodge Branch on the family farm where he was raised.
Bryan was born March 2, 1966 in Gatesville, to the late Harold Ray Cook and Eva Mae Price Cook. Bryan's birth was a much anticipated event for all the cousins living on Whitehall Road who were at least a decade older. He attended school in Gatesville and was a proud member of the graduating Class of 1984. After graduation, he enrolled at TSTC obtaining a degree in Commercial Art. For many years, Bryan owned and operated a sign and advertising business. During this time he attended University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Bryan graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor in May 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. He taught English for 12 years at Central Texas College.
Bryan truly enjoyed his years teaching at Central Texas College and spending time with his family and lifelong friends. Bryan could often be found discussing history, politics, books, movies, and the many mysteries of life. He was multi-talented and spent many hours sketching, painting, and hand crafting bows and arrows. Anyone who knew Bryan could testify to his intelligence, quick wit, unique sense of humor and love of a good story. He most certainly will be missed by us all.
Bryan was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Jesse and Ruby Cook and William Price and Gladys Price; uncles, Knox Cook, J.R. Cook, Billie Joe Price and Wayne Price; aunts, Wilma Ponice Hightower Smith and Doris Marie Phillips.
He is survived by his wife Marieta of Killeen; brother, Gregory Cook of Artesia New Mexico; uncles, Steve Cook of Temple and Perry Price of Gatesville.
Bryan was blessed with three childhood friends, whose friendship has stood the test of time. Randy, David, and Danny were Bryan's best friends from the beginning to the end.