In Memory

Roland Cook

Roland Cook

Roland Wade Cook, born July 27, 1951 passed away October 14, 1989.  Roland served in the Army.



 
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06/19/14 05:53 AM #1    

Scott Kring

Roland was a friend of mine and we grew up on the same street. I felt he deserved a little more notice. Roland was like most people who attended Paschal. School was important to him but it wasn't the center of his world and as such it was a bit of a challenge to him. I remember our one year he went and thanked Mrs. Vanderpool for passing him and our senior year he would have never passed Mr. Bennett's government class if he hadn't been sitting right behind me, if you know what I mean. Still he had to go to summer school his senior year to graduate which is why I really did think about him as being in the class of '69. But I can tell you we had a hell of a party that summer night at the cliffs at Benbrook Lake. In fact, most of us got hauled down to the Benbrook P. D. In later life he also had his hardships. He joined the Army but got a hardship discharge when his father died. After that his wife, the one true love of his life, left him. Then he developed a drinking problem which eventually led to his death. But I remember the good times and laughter from our times at Carter Park, Rosemont, and Paschal and I still think of him from time to time.


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