William Stanley Cook

Published 5:21 pm Saturday, October 9, 2021

On Aug. 27, 2021, William Stanley Cook’s soul departed a body that had begun to fail him and hinder his beautiful spirit. Bill passed away in Baton Rouge, La., after a brief hospitalization.

“I have lost my best friend, but I do know that heaven has gained a new gatekeeper,” said Renee, his wife of 25 years.

“The world has lost the best man I’ve ever known, but I know he is at peace,” said his daughter Megan.

He was well known for his abundant love, kindness, and compassion for others, as well as, his kind and jovial spirit.

Bill was born on Aug. 2, 1954 in Jennings, La. to William Sidney Cook and Ellen Pross Cook until he moved to the island of Oahu, Hawaii in 1963. After graduating from James B. Castle High School in Kaneohe, Hawaii, he relocated to Lake Charles, La. and graduated from McNeese State University.

Bill began his career in the hospitality industry as a general manager for a local steakhouse. He then began what would be his lifetime career in the field of chemical sales. He loved the comradery he shared with his coworkers and was always quick to make lasting friendships wherever his career took him. His ability to train others effectively was impeccable and he was admired and appreciated by all coworkers for his thorough skillset and thoughtful professionalism.

He loved all things sports, especially basketball and biking. He frequently biked around Alligator Bayou and enjoyed taking long walks around the beautiful LSU lakes with his best furry friend, Remi. Bill was also a faithful member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where he attended regularly with Renee.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William Sidney Cook and Ellen Pross Cook; as well as his brother, Douglas Cook.

Bill is survived by his wife Renee Angelle; his daughter; Megan Cook, and by his three brothers, Kevin Cook, D’Armand Cook, and Gregory Cook.

Visitation will be held on Oct. 15, 2021 at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Baton Rouge from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian celebration at 11:30 a.m. A private burial will be held in Ville Platte, La.

The family would like to thank our friends for your words of comfort, support, and the cherished memories you have shared with us of our loved one.

In lieu of flowers, masses can be dedicated at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in memory of William Cook.