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Dwain E. Cooksey, 78, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away October 25, 2018. He was born in Plattsburg, MO August 20th, 1940 to Raymond and Olive Cooksey. He graduated from Plattsburg High School in 1958. Dwain began working at Missouri Gas Energy in Liberty, MO in 1962. In 1967, he transferred to a newly opened office in Cameron, MO where he was the serviceman for Cameron and the surrounding area. He retired in 2001 after 39 years of service. He was a member of the Cameron Lions Club and the Park Board where he served a term as President. After retirement he spent 10 years traveling the U.S. in his camper with his beloved cat Bob. While on the road together, they traveled to 22 states. He served as a campground host in 4 states including Texas where he hosted at Fort Parker State Park for 8 consecutive years. He was an avid sports fan closely following the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals and the Missouri Tigers. He was passionate about American History, nature and wildlife. His instilled the same deep-rooted love of sports and the outdoors to his children. He was liked by everyone he met and will be remembered as an incredibly kind, honest and giving person, the favorite uncle, a jokester and the coolest Dad on the planet. He was a shining example of bravery and will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents Olive and Raymond, brothers Raymond Jr., Dorsey and Dub and sister Wenona.
He is survived by his son, Brian of Portland, OR and daughter Kristin of Lee’s Summit, MO; two sisters, Mary and Bonnie.; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Buffalo Field Campaign.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 6p-8p at Black on Burlington, 1327 Burlington St, Kansas City, MO.