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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Sunday June 26th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Sunday June 26th, 2022

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East Lawn Memorial Park
Sunday June 26th, 2022

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Donnie E. Cookenour

Donnie (Don) Eugene Cookenour, 85, of Kingsport, TN, passed away peacefully at his home on June 22, 2022.  Don was a Veteran of the Naval Military Branch and prior to moving to Kingsport, lived in Washington D.C. and was an alumunus of Jamestown University.  Employed early in life by Westinghouse, Don moved to Kingsport to take a position with Eastman Kodak, upon which he retired after 33 years of service.


Don enjoyed many hobbies, an avid reader of history books, crossword puzzles, golfing and was a car enthusiast.  Later in life Don spent many days sitting on his front porch visiting with friends and neighbors.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Florida L. Hickman Cookenour; father, Frank E. Cookenour; sister, Betty F. Cookenour; an infant brother; and stepsons, Nathan and Christopher Penley.


Don is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Louise Cookenour of Kingsport; stepdaughter, Lisa Penley; step-grandson, Andrew Goldstein and wife, Elysha, and daughter Madelyn.


The Cookenour family wishes to extend special thanks to Debbie Mullins for all the love and support she has given and continue to give them through this difficult time. They would also like to thank Avalon Health and Hospice for their care and support.


The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 pm on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm with Chaplain Kenny Adkins officiating.  The burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park at 3:00 pm.

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Lou. So sorry about don . He was such a nice person.

Marian neale Jun 24 2022 5:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donnie Cookenour

Rhonda Cookenour Jun 24 2022 12:24 PM

Just want to say what a great experience it was for me to meet and get to know Don and his wife. The first time we visited he told me he had found a new friend. We only had a few weeks to visit and talk but with his passing I know I have lost a good friend. May God comfort the hearts of his wife and family.

Robert Williams Jun 23 2022 8:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donnie Cookenour

Sarah Bradley Jun 23 2022 10:27 AM

Don will be missed so much! I will remember his quick smile and his wink at me when we were sharing a joke. Prayers for you Lou!

Sarah Bradley Jun 23 2022 10:26 AM

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Crouch Jun 22 2022 11:12 PM