Terrell "Terry"'s Story
Terrell "Terry" Cookston Jr., 76, of Lone Oak, Texas, died unexpectedly April 14, 2016 in Garland, Texas.
He was born Jan. 28, 1940, to Athalee and Terrell "Sonny" Cookston in Royse City, Texas.
Cookston attended the University of Texas where he received his bachelor's degree in business in 1963. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Cookston had two children, Curt and Drew Cookston, with first wife Lois Duncan. His later marriage to Beth Hardman produced a daughter, Robyn Taylor. Son Joshua Cookston, daughter Stephanie Martinez, and stepdaughter Amanda Nichol were later gained in his marriage to Patricia Harris.
In his younger years, Cookston was a stockbroker. He later began a career in journalism, writing for the Greenville Herald-Banner. Cookston was currently employed as a sportswriter and photographer for the Rockwall Herald-Banner doing what he truly loved to do.
Cookston loved all sports and spent the majority of his time covering Rockwall sporting events. Aside from Rockwall sports teams, his favorite team was the Texas Longhorns, which was obvious by his constant wearing of his Longhorn backpack and apparel. Cookston also enjoyed spending his free time with family. He liked fishing and in his younger years loved to play all sports, especially track and baseball.
Cookston is survived by his children, Drew, Curt, Amanda, Robyn, Joshua, and Stephanie; eight grandchildren; a sister, Sharon Donaghe; and his mother, Athalee Cookston.
He was preceded in death by his father, Terrell "Sonny" Cookston.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria at Herman E. Utley Middle School located at 1201 T.L. Townsend in Rockwall, Texas.
Published on April 20, 2016