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Charles Cook

Charles R "Doc" Cook

Sunday, October 10, 1943 - Sunday, December 15, 2019
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Charles R. (Doc) Cook, Sr. 76 of Alexandria died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at his residence after an extended illness while in the company of his loving family.

Charlie was born in Paoli, IN on Oct. 10, 1943 and was the son of Charles Junior and Anna (Condra) Cook. On Oct. 21, 1961 in Cook’s Chapel he married Nancy (Gilleatt) Cook.

He was retired from Westinghouse Electric and later ABB of Muncie after 32 years of service. He was a member of Swan Lake Club in Bradenton, FL.

Charlie was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather who always enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed his vacation time in Florida, watching Mariah playing ball, and gambling at the casino. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loyal Fox News viewer. Charlie was always making TO Do Lists for anyone in the family, especially for his sons Troy and Rick.

Left to carry on his legacy of love is his wife of 58 years, Nancy, sons, Rick (Merle) Cook, Jr., Troy (Angie) Cook; daughter, Anita (Geoff) Payne. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Amber Turner Fields, Kristina Cagle, Charles Richard (Destiny) Cook III, Mariah (Jessie) Gossett, great-grandchildren; Alex Cagle, Bryghton Fields, Decker Glenn Gossett, Simon Meraki Cook. Sister; Opal (Clyde) Stine, Sister-in-law; Robin Brown, brother-in-law; Robert Tabor, special friend, Marge Barnes and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paulin Tabor, Jim Cook, Lawrence Cook, Dorothy Earnhart, Novi Cook, Lester Cook and Justin Cook.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria with Bud Whetsel as Celebrant. Cremation will follow the service. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial be made to the Professional Firefighters of Alexandria Local 1649 Flower Fund, 212 S. Harrison St., Alexandria, IN 46001 or in care of the funeral home.

Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Charlie and the Cook family.

For additional obituary information and online condolences visit: www.whetselfuneralservice.com.

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Evelyn Kervian

Posted at 10:15am
Richard always told everyone that I was his favorite puppy dog. He was a great "pool pal" to the many who adored him in the gang at Swan Lake. He always said he would be my no. 5. Rest in piece my dearest friend and have a beer with my no. 4. Nancy I love you and know my prayers are with you and your family. Evelyn

Kim Burns

Posted at 01:20pm
Love you, Uncle Richard. I heard you gain your wings Sunday. God speed

Alice Davis

Posted at 04:00pm
Deepest sympathy to the family. Love you Uncle Richard.

Danna Dolliver

Posted at 10:28am
Nancy, Troy, and Cook Family,
I am sorry that you have lost someone very special to you. I did not know Charles, but it is apparent to me as I read the obituary that he was a man who loved his family very much and that his family adored him as well. And it made me smile when I read that he was an expert at creating “To Do Lists” for anyone in the family, especially for Troy and Rick. He sounds like a guy who knew what needed to get done and how to get it done (even if he took the management role, LOL)! Actually, I think it also meant that he knew that he could count on people, and that is beautiful.
Take care of one another,
Danna Dolliver (Nancy’s and Troy’s friend)

Cabinet Crafters Family

Posted at 06:38am
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