BREWER - Leo D. Cookson, Jr., 76, passed away October 18, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born in Island Falls, son of Leo D. Cookson, Sr. and Mildred (James) Cookson.
He was a 1956 graduate of Brewer High School. Leo, known as Sonny to his family, worked many years as a salesman. Later he owned and managed SonnyRays Restaurant/Bar and the Hitching Post. Leo was a member of the Eagles Club and served on the board of trustees.
Surviving are his son, Scott, of Frankfort; grandchildren, Kara and Cole; great-grandchild, Devin; sister, Cathleen Cookson of Glenburn and Lake Alfred, FL.; and his very special lady, best friend, companion, and dance partner, Earline Harris of Bangor; sister-in-law, Jo Carol Cookson of Glenburn; nieces and nephews, Rachel Robichaud, Barb Cookson, Deb Gunn, Ryan Robichaud and Don Cookson.
Besides his parents, Leo was predeceased by a son, Leo D. Cookson, III, a brother, Peter and a sister, Nancy.
At his request there will be no services. Gifts in his memory may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  October 21, 2014