William L Cook, II, Cook was a Certified Public Accountant associated with the firm established by his father, William P. Cook & Associates, PLLC. Mr. Cook's work in his professional organizations matches that of his volunteer work. Cook served on the Board of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, and then President in 2012-2013. Mr. Cook also served on the Council for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, he served as a Director for many years on the Arkansas Society of CPAs Student Education Fund, from 2002-2020.
He took great pride in public service and historical preservation. He was involved in many aspects of historical preservation. He served on many local and state foundations and organizational boards for preservation, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In his home community of El Dorado. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of El Dorado, where he had served as both Deacon and Elder. Cook was a member of the El Dorado Kiwanis Club, having served as president in 1988-89 and 2019-20, and treasurer for over ten years. Other community service included the KBSA Advisory Board and the Union County Community Foundation Board. Cook proudly served on the Arkansas Alumni Association, Inc board of directors from 2009 to 2012.
Cook was a graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Visitation, following social distancing guidelines, will occur on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of El Dorado. A limited capacity memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Private interment services will be held after the memorial service in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/el-dorado-ar/william-cook-9909778
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Community Foundation for the William L. Cook II, Historic Preservation Fund to benefit historic preservation throughout the state. Donations can be made online or by mail at ACF, 5 Allied Drive, Suite 51110, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Or to ARCPA Student Education Fund, 11300 Executive Center Dr, Little Rock, AR 72211.