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10/7/2021 8:05:00 PM
David "Dave" Riley Cooke
December 6, 1942 - October 5, 2021

NEWTON, N.C. - David “Dave” Riley Cooke, 78, of Newton passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his residence.

He was born December 6, 1942 in Wetzel County, W.V. to the late Gordon Abner Cooke and Evelyn Marie Anderson Cooke. Dave retired with Meredith-Burda in Newton after many years of service and was a member of the Catawba County Wildlife Club. He enjoyed flying remote control model planes and hunting. Dave leaves behind a family that loved him dearly and close friends whom he cherished and considered family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Hardie Cooke.

Those left to cherish his memory are son Robert “Bobby” Gordon Cooke and wife Robyn of Conover; brothers Don Cooke and partner Sheila of Newton, Richard Gordon Cooke and wife Chris of Vale; sister-in-law Sandra Cooke of Newton; nephew Joseph Allen Cooke; five nieces April Cooke Teague, Lisa Cooke Coffey, Marie Cooke Deal, Danyel Cooke Moose, and Katherine Cooke Whisnant; numerous great-nephews and great-nieces; close friends Eddie and Sue Travis and their family.

A graveside service to celebrate Dave’s life will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church cemetery in Maiden. Rev. Tommy Young will officiate.

Condolences may be sent to the Cooke family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Cooke family.

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