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Dall E. Cooke Jr.

Captain Dall E. Cooke Jr., 72, of Hartfield departed this life Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at his home.

During his 50-year tenure as a waterman on the Chesapeake Bay, he worked with his fellow watermen to preserve their professional traditions. In addition, he was a devoted member of the Union Prospect Baptist Church, his family and community.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dall Cooke Sr.; and sister, Dora Alice DeJarnett.

He is survived by his mother, Bessie Lee Cooke; wife, Esther Mae Cooke; son, Michael Odel Cooke; two sisters, Lucile Roberta Carmichael and Hazel Louise Carter; and three brothers, Charles, Herman and Leroy.

The funeral service was held December 27 at Union Prospect Baptist Church, Cologne. Interment was in the church cemetery.

posted 01.06.2010

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