Robert “Bob” E. Cook, age 88, widower of Phyllis Virginia (Bowers) Cook of West River, MD, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. He was born March 15, 1928 in Circleville, WV, a son of the late Marshall Harry and Leona (Nelson) Cook.
Mr. Cook was a graduate of Circleville High School, where he played varsity baseball and was a standout basketball player. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, was honorably discharged in January of 1950 and went on to reside outside of Washington, D.C. working as a carpenter. There in Washington he met Phyllis and soon after the two married in November of 1952. Mr. Cook retired a sergeant with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., but will be remembered more as a “Jack of all trades” and handy man by those that knew him. Mr. Cook was a member of Annapolis Masonic Lodge No. 89 A.F. & A.M., former member of Prince George's County Elks Lodge, as well as member of Circleville Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Cook was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Cook; and most recently his brother, Marshall Lawrence “Larry” Cook.
Surviving family members include daughters, Robin Warner and husband, Robert “Barney” of Blue Grass, Dawn Turner and husband, Glen, Jr. of Hedgesville, WV, and Star Connally of California; his son, Glen Alan Cook of West River, MD; a granddaughter (raised by Bob and Phyllis), Donna Michele Cook of West River, MD; additional grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Ann Colaw of Blue Grass; as well as a host of extended family and dear friends.
A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Monday, December 12, 2016 at Circleville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. C. William “Bill” Cox officiating . Burial will follow in the Rhymer-Calhoun Family Cemetery.
Following the committal service the family will return to the church to receive friends during a time of fellowship and refreshment.
Active pallbearers include Jonathan and Jesse Warner, Dave and Justin Levin, Glendon Turner, III, Josh and Zack Turner, and Michael Cook.
Extended family and friends in attendance will act as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Rhymer-Calhoun Family Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Ann Arbogast, PO Box 177, Circleville, WV 26804, Circleville Presbyterian Church, c/o Debra Judy, PO Box 224, Circleville, WV 26804, or the Highland County Humane Society, PO Box 458, Monterey, VA 24465.