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