Richard H. “Rick” Cook

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Richard H. “Rick” Cook, age 79, of Pierron, passed away Sunday, April 26, in Highland Health Care Center. Funeral services for 79 year-old Richard H. “Rick” Cook will be Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. at West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton. Burial will be at a later date in West Virginia. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Saint Joseph’s Hospital Highland, or a charity of the donor’s choice. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 10, 1936, in Jesse, WV, the son of Taylor and Rose (nee Woods) Cook.

On April 14, 1973, he married Deborah A Zobrist who survives.

Richard was born at Jesse, West Virginia; grew up there. He service in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960, and was stationed at Fort Bless, Texas and White Sands, New Mexico. He was honorably discharged at the rank of CPL as a Missle Crewman on July 27, 1960.In the early 1960’s he moved to Highland and went to work for Artex International as a dye lab tech and retired in 2001. He enjoyed playing golf, playing softball in the VFW over 40 league, bowling, spending his Friday’s off with his daughter, fishing, visiting his family in West Virginia every summer, and walking his best friend, a beagle named Buddy.

Survivors include:
Wife – Deborah A. Cook nee Zobrist, Pierron, IL
Son – Richard H. Cook, Jr., North Carolina,
Daughter – Amanda L. (Eric) Cleveland, Trenton, IL
Grandchild – Garret A. Cook, Trenton, IL
Grandchild – Gyllian R. Cleveland, Trenton, IL
Brother In-law – Lindell R. (Wendy) Zobrist, Tecumseh, MO
Sister – Nell (Howard) Pavillard, Pompano Beach, FL
Sister In-law – Deanne L. (Robert) Knecht, Edwardsville, IL
Sister In-law – Ruth E. Zobrist, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Jill L. Schleper, Highland, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Nieces and Nephews Numerous
Close Family Friend – Stan Haar
Close Family Friend – Lewis Workman
Close Family Friend – Scott Hilbert
Close Family Friend – Pat and Jerry Kowalski
Close Family Friend – Bob Loomis
Close Family Friend – Charles McMahon

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Taylor Cook
Mother – Rose Cook nee Woods
Nephew – Eric M. Zobrist
Father In-law & Mother In-law – Walter P. Lorene R. (nee Nagel) Zobrist

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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