Wayne Tyrone Cooks was born March 13, 1953 to the late Willie Curtis and Eddie Mae Cooks in Houston, Texas. Wayne was a great man with many distinguished accomplishments and decorated achievements. In 1981, he entered the United States Army and served for 20 years before retiring with an honorable discharge in 2001.
Wayne was blessed with and leaves behind to cherish his memories, his son Shelby Cooks and daughter Keisha Cooks. His two sisters, Willie Cheryl Cooks and Sheldon (Maxine) Cooks-Brown. Grandchildren, Frank Cooks, Javia Cooks, Darion Cooks, Taylor Bellinger, and one great-grandson, Darion Cooks Jr. along with one niece, Fa’Chon Pink, two nephews, Coby and Chad Harris, and a host of cousins and friends.