Obituary of William Richard Cook
Adrian - William (Bill) Richard Cook, age 85, of Adrian went to Heaven on Monday, July 6, 2020, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. He was born on February 9, 1935, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Joseph Cook and Elizabeth (Yenke) Cook. On July 11, 1953, he married the love of his life, Nancy Joan Winters, in Adrian. She preceded him in death on October 12, 1997.
William served in the National Guard for 5 years, worked for Tecumseh Products as a computer programmer for 7 years, and was the data processing manager at Brazeway for 22 years. He also was the owner and operator of Good News Services for 10 years. His sharp, quick-witted mind amazed all those who knew him. In addition to being a dedicated and loving father and grandfather, William also loved Berean Baptist Church, where he was a member and deacon for many years. He held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those he met. William enjoyed ministering to residents in the local nursing homes, working with the teen boys in Boys Brigade, and working with the educationally challenged class at Berean Baptist Church. He was a big Steelers fan and enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers play baseball. He also enjoyed softball, bowling, camping, vacationing with his family, and family get togethers.
William is survived by his children Douglas (Denise) Cook of Adrian, Cathy (Don) Beam of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Dan (Randi) Cook of Lakeville, Massachusetts, Bill H. (Michele) Cook of Adrian, Sue (Bob) Wilbar of Adrian, Patty Cook of Adrian, Tim (Amy) Cook of Adrian, 15 grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren, and a step-brother, David (Julie) Wendel of Howell, Michigan. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter (Kari Beam), and a grandson (Kelvin Cook).
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home in Adrian and Friday, July 17, 2020, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Berean Baptist Church in Adrian. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Berean Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Rogers officiating. The service will be live streamed and can be watched by going to www.bereanofadrian.org. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tract Ministry at the Berean Baptist Church, Adrian. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Cook, please visit Tribute Store
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