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Syble Lee (Ervin) Cook

February 19, 1927 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 93)


Syble Lee Ervin Cook, 93 of Panhandle, TX died June 4, 2020, of natural causes. She was born in Lavaca, AR, February 19, 1927 to Earl and Olvie (Morris) Ervin.

Syble married Jack Clifton Cook on June 2, 1943 and from their marriage they had nine children.   J. C. Cook (deceased) , Linda Smallwood of Amarillo, TX , Shirley Baker and husband Raymond of Panhandle, TX , Sandra Bannister (deceased), Jackie Cook of Nashville, TN, Tommy Cook (deceased), Betty Sanderson of Chandler, AZ, Molly Brucker and husband Craig of Clarendon, TX, and Marilyn Defries and husband Larry of Clarendon, TX.

Syble leaves behind 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 19 great- great grandchildren.

She worked at Marie Foundations in McLean, TX for many years. She was a very gifted seamstress and made many dresses for her daughters. She also loved to quilt, crochet, garden and work jigsaw puzzles, but what she loved most was her family and all of their holiday gatherings.  

She married V. E. Johns in 1964 and they moved to Panhandle in 1966. She worked at various places, including Filter Media and Bell Helicopter. She married Jackie Miller in 1982, and divorced him in 2007, changing her surname back to Cook.

The family would like to thank BSA Hospice of the Southwest for their loving care of our mother.   

Memorial services will be held July 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm, 4800 Greenbelt Way #1. Clarendon, TX 79226. Cremation was under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle. Graveside memorial will be July 5, 2020, at 5:00 pm at Panhandle Cemetery, Panhandle, TX 79068.


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Memorial Service
July 4, 2020

2:00 PM
Greenbelt Lake House
4800 Greenbelt Way #1
Clarendon, TX 79226
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Graveside Service
July 5, 2020

5:00 PM
Panhandle Cemetery
East 6th Street
Panhandle, TX 79068
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