Leon was born in Farmersville, Collin County, Texas, but lived mostly in Wichita Falls, TX. His work was as a plumber-steam fitter. In 1934 he married Mildred Ruth Huffaker (1913-2003) and four children were born to them.

Children of Emmett Leon Cook & Mildred Ruth Huffaker:

Victor Leon Cook (1935-1998)

James Weldon Cook (1936-2003)

James was born in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas in 1936 and like his Daddy, he became a plumber. In 1961 he married Alice Fay Gulley from Henrietta, Clay County, Texas. James held the rank of SP4 in the US Army denoting a specialist rank. Two sons were born to them.

James Kevin Cook
Kyle Wayne Cook

Billy Harold Cook (1943-2012)

Carol Sue Cook Fulgham