Cover photo for David Brian Cook's Obituary
David Brian Cook Profile Photo

David Brian Cook

September 19, 1969 — April 16, 2020

David Brian Cook

BIG LAKE, Alaska - David Brian Cook, 50, of Big Lake, Alaska, died April 16, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Viola Cemetery with graveside military rites by Aledo American Legion. Family will be allowed at the immediate gravesite…others may attend but must practice all social distancing guidelines. Dennison Funeral Home, Viola is handling arrangements.

He was the son of Lloyd and Rosemary Cook of Viola, Illinois. David was born Sept. 19, 1969, in Moline, Illinois. He was a graduate of Alexis High School, Alexis, Illinois, in 1987. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, David worked with his wife, JoAnn, plowing snow. He then worked for Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, and was still employed there. He was a very talented carpenter and built his own cabin, shed and out buildings at his home in Big Lake. He was also an accomplished mechanic and enjoyed tinkering with old Fords. He loved the weather in Alaska and was an avid snow machiner, hunter and fisherman.

David is survived by his parents, Lloyd and Rosemary; his sister, Sherry Hollis (Jim); and his brother, Jeff Cook (Heidi). He is also survived by Sherry's sons, Patrick (Emily) and Christopher (Emma); and Jeff's daughters, Jenifer Petersen (Chad) and Cynthia Cook (Jon). These nieces and nephews gave him two great-nephews and six great-nieces. Also surviving David is his first wife, JoAnn Cook; and current wife, Tammy Hyser.

David loved to share his Alaska home with any and all. David also loved and was very proud of his dogs like they were his children: Thor, Pepper and recently deceased Tanner.

Online condolences may be left at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Brian Cook, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Graveside Memorial Service

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 127

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree