|Conley Duaine Cook
SPARTANBURG, SC-- Conley Duaine Cook, 54, of Spartanburg,
SC, passed on Monday, February 1, 2010, at Spartanburg
Regional Medical Center after an illness of several months.
He graduated from Permian High School in 1974 and
received three degrees from Texas Tech
University-Bachelor of Music (1987), Master of Fine Arts
(1992), and Master of Arts (1993). A talented lyric baritone, he
also studied at the Hartt School of Music, Hartford, CT and
served as a church musician and choral soloist.
He served as Executive Director, San Angelo Symphony
Orchestra; General Manager, North Arkansas Symphony
Society, Fayetteville, AR; Program Director, Lubbock
Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director, Congregation
Shaareth, Lubbock, TX. In 1998 he moved to Spartanburg, SC
where he held a sales position for Jos. A. Bank Men's
Clothier, taught at the University School of Spartanburg
County, and served as Music Director for Congregation B'nai
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Donna Kaye Brand;
parents, Rev. Bill and Dorothy Cook (Odessa, TX); sister, Dr.
Karon Cook; and niece, Emily Austin (Houston, TX); aunts,
Nita Hardin (Lubbock, TX), Peggy Cain (Midland, TX), and
Merlene Slaughter (Corpus Christi, TX); and uncles, Jim
Barnes (Odessa, TX) and Dan Cook (Kentucky).
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the First Baptist Church,
709 N. Lee, Odessa, Texas. Family visitation
will follow the service.
A date is yet to be determined for a memorial service
to be held in Spartanburg, SC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be
made to the talent and need based scholarship at:
Texas Tech School of Music
Please consider making memorial gifts to: Hatcher
Garden & Woodland Preserve, Spartanburg, SC or
Spartanburg Humane Society. Cremation Society
of South Carolina
In Memory Of:
Conley D. Cook
Lubbock, Texas, 79409-2033