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Anita Marie Woody

i truly appreciate the experience as a deck hand on the shrimp boat. The Blessing of the Fleet was an awesome experience only few get to experience. His last words to me were "You are always welcome here" relating to my last visit in Yulee, Fla. My thoughts and prayers go out to my mom Catherine as well as his mentioned family. I am Thankful that he took under his wing my sister Debbie and taught her a shrimping trade . I also appreciate him taking under his wing my Great Nephew Owen and taught him hunting. I know David will be missed much. Marie

Martha Williams

So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around all of you.

Paula & Glenn Beckley

So sorry for your loss.

Steve and Margaret Harris

David “The Old Man” Cook was truly one of a kind.

Becky Lee Phillips

Thinking of all of you in my prayers so sorry for the loss of your loved

Michelle Cunningham McNeese

Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers for the Family..

Donna Thompson

My deepest sympathy to you all! May God wrap His loving and comforting arms around you all! Love, Donna

Regina mackert

Sending prayers 🙏 to the family so very sorry for your lost

Holly Kitler

The Kitler Families send our deeps sympathy on the loss of Mr David AKA: Big Papa Cook . Our thoughts and prayers are with for comfort and healing . The Kitler’s

Griffin Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Linda

David Everett Cook, Sr.


David Everett Cook, Sr., 82, of Yulee passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at UF Health North in Jacksonville.

Born in Jacksonville, he was the son of the late Clarence Hilton and Bertha Parrish Cook.

He lived in Yulee all of his life and retired as a Machine Adjustor for Terminal Bag Company. After that retirement he began a second career working as a shrimp boat captain. He always said he truly loved that job.

He was a member of Oceanway Masonic Lodge, the Morocco Temple as well as the York Rite. Mr. Cook was an honorary pirate with the Fernandina Beach Pirates Club and he landed the Pirates at the Shrimp Festival for several years. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a daughter, Robin Crawford.

He leaves behind his wife, Catherine Gibson Cook of Yulee; children, D. Everett Cook, Jr., and his wife Ollie of Yulee and Curtis Cook of Nassauville; a sister, Barbara McKendree and her husband Jerry of Nassauville; step -children, Debora Hutto, Marie Woody, Linda Griffin; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and son-in-law, Dale Crawford.

Funeral services for Mr. Cook will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 AM. His Masonic brothers will render honors for him as part of the service.

He will be laid to rest with his parents at Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.


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