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Doyle Lee Cook of Marble Falls, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Lakeway, Texas. He was born in Jenks, Okla., on July 2, 1926.

Doyle is survived by his children, Gary Cook (wife, Lynn) of Lakeway and Melinda Madurai (husband, Elvis) of Highland Village; and his wife of 13½ years, DeeDee Oldaker Cook. He also is survived by sisters, Nahoma Pursley of DeLand, Fla., and Sammy Wisinger of Atlanta; and grandchildren, Evan Cook of San Marcus, Travis Cook of San Diego and Ethan Madurai of Highland Village.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Betty Johnson Cook; parents, Samuel and Veda Cook, formerly of Grand Prairie; and two brothers, Orvel Cook of DeLand, Fla., and Leon Cook of Odessa.

Doyle was a true patriot and believed in service to his country and to others. He served in the U.S. Navy on a tanker in World War II and again on the USS Manchester in Korea. He retired after 35 years of loyal service from I.E. DuPont De Nemours Company in Victoria, Texas, in 1985.

After retirement, he moved to Marionville, Mo., where he lived until shortly after the death of his wife Betty in 1997. In 1999, he fell in love once more and married Dee Dee, a very special lady with whom he shared the remainder of his life.
He was an avid fisherman and loved being outdoors. He never let anything get the better of him, found a “fix” to anything that was broken and wasn’t afraid to live life on his terms. He was well loved by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Navy SEAL Foundation, 1619 D St., Bldg. 5326, Virginia Beach, VA 23459, or at www.navysealfoundation.org.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Old Hall Cemetery in Lewisville, Texas. To sign an online register or convey condolences, please visit www.daltonandson.com.