Raymond Lee Cook
March 9, 1923  -  August 28, 2018

Raymond Lee Cook

Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Friday, August 31, 2018
6 to 7pm
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Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Friday, August 31, 2018
7:00 pm
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Fairview Cemetery
2400 Woodland Ave.
Coffeyville, KS  67337
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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I served in the Navy.

Raymond Lee Cook, 95 years young, of Coffeyville entered into Eternity with our Heavenly Father on August 28, 2018.

Raymond was the 6th child born to William Frank II and Daisy May (Knisley) Cook in Coffeyville, Kansas on March 9, 1923. He was raised in Coffeyville where he attended and graduated from Field Kindley High School. After high school he attended Coffeyville Junior College until he was drafted into the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces and served from February 1943 to January 1946 in the South Pacific during World War II. On February 5, 1949 Raymond was united in marriage to Lois Ann Wilson, to this union the couple was blessed with son Ricky Lane and daughter Raylene. They made their home in Coffeyville.

Raymond learned at an early age how to have a strong work ethic. As an adult and civilian, he ranched, worked on construction, and became a pipefitter and plumber. He managed a neighborhood grocery store, then moved up to partner in a family owned motel, The Golden Spur; then became the owner of the Dairy Lane and the Twister Drive-ins. He later worked with his brothers at Cook Manufacturing Company. After that company was sold, he retired into the real estate business.

Left to honor his memory are, his wife, Lois Ann of Coffeyville, daughter, Raylene Cook of Coffeyville, granddaughter Kyndall Cosgrove her husband TJ of Tyro, 8 great granddaughters and one great grandson. His 2 remaining siblings, brother, Jim Cook with wife Maxine of Coffeyville, sister, Shirley Roberts with husband Jim of Coffeyville; 18 nieces and nephews, 48 great nieces and nephews, and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Ricky Lane, 8 brothers, 2 sisters, and 5 nieces and nephews.

Visitation of Family and Friends will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 6 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The Celebration Service will follow at 7pm, everyone is invited to sign the registrar. Memorials are suggested to be payable to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and they may be left in the care of the Chapel. A private family interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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  1. Lois Raylene Cook
    Coffeyville, KS

    To my daddy I miss so much and so does mom. But I know your with Jesus and Ricky and Pamie. I love you so very much mama and I miss you everyday. Your the best daddy in the whole world. Thanks for being such wonderful example for me. I love you and mama loves you even more. Don't forget me daddy

  2. Beverly Knewtson
    Nixa, MO

    Condolences to all the family.

  3. Charles and Colleen Templer, Evelyn Templer
    Overland Park, KS

    We are very sorry to learn of Raymond's passing. We extend our condolences and our thoughts and prayers to Lois Ann and the family.

  4. Kris graves
    Galveston, TX

    Thank you Christine for posting the video. The video was beautiful. I so enjoyed the family gatherings at Lois and Raymonds home. My sympathies to Lois Ann, Raylene and the entire family.

  5. Travis Payne
    Ozark, MO

    Sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make the journey to be with you all. Our prayers are with you all.

  6. Darlene (Draeger) Lucas
    Fredericksburg, VA

    Raymond was my first boss while still in high school

  7. Dustin Cook
    Dallas, TX

    Uncle Raymond rest in peace. Your an amazing man, you will be missed. God Bless

  8. Robert Wintle
    PARSONS, KS

    So many memories. I've always looked up to my Uncle Raymond. He was a hard working Godly man. I'm truly blessed to have him as my Uncle. God bless you Aunt Lois Ann and Raylene. I love you.

  9. Charlene and Phil Merriman
    Coffeyville, KS

    I will always remember Raymond for giving me my first job. He was always such a nice guy. He will be missed by all thAt knew him.

  10. Rick Knight
    Manassas, VA

    The Knight family sends our love and gratitude for Raymond Cook and family. A life well lived. We are honored to know and love all of the Cooks. We find comfort to know heaven’s angels have welcomed this wonderful man into the kingdom. We are humbly grateful for all the friendship and love shared through the years. Love to all. Well done, friend. Well done.

  11. Karen Kneedler
    Edna, KS

    I started working at the Dairy Lane Drive-In when I was 15 years old and Raymond was the very first boss I had. I will always be grateful to him for teaching me the importance of having a good work ethic at such a young age. He had a wonderful sense of humor and I enjoyed working for him. My deepest sympathy to all the family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  12. B Mann
    Stillwater, OK

    Raylene I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time! Hugs.
    B Mann (Gladys Miller)

  13. Jim and Jo Lynn Falkner
    Coffeyvilled, KS

    May it comfort to know that others share your sorrow. God be with you during these coming days.

  14. Rev's Monte and Deb campbell
    Coffeyville, KS

    So sorry hear of your loss. Our Prayers are with you all. Love to all, Monte and Deb

  15. Barbara and Michael Bryant
    LADY Lake, FL

    Our prayers are with you.

  16. Barbara and Michael Bryant
    LADY Lake, FL

    Our prayers are with you.

  17. Dawn weaver (maritt)
    bristow, OK

    I remember Mr.Cook from the dairy lane where i worked my first job at 14. The one thing i remember mpst is him teaching us "If you got time to lean you got time to clean."
    Sending prayers to the family and he will definitely be missed

  18. Lanny W.Eubanksa
    Coffeyville, KS

    I want to extend my sympathy to the whole family of Raymond. I remember so many times when I was at Whittier School he would often donate ice cream for the school to give for PTA. I also appreciated him when I attended the Assembly of God Church . He was liked by many and will be missed by many . I pray that the Lord will make this time as a time for sorrow and the great memories that many in the family will have.

  19. Mandy Ellis Wulf
    Kingston, OK

    I’m so sorry for y’alls loss. Raymond was an amazing man. I always loved seeing and talking to him every chance I got. He, and the whole family, holds a very special place in my heart! Lots of hugs and prayers going out to all of y’all!

  20. Ron Mayfield
    Tulsa, OK

    Will miss him, my prayers are with the family

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