Obituary for Junior D. Cook

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Junior D. Cook

April 1, 1932 - November 22, 2018

Junior D. Cook, 86, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 1PM at Lakeside Cemetery in Decatur.Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at

Junior was born on April 1, 1932, to Ben & Kathryn (Goodrich) Cook in Decatur. He attended Decatur High School before he enlisted in the United States Army in 1949. He proudly served his country for three years before he was honorably discharged in 1952. On October 1, 1982, Junior married Judy Anderson in Arizona. Junior worked as a Mechanic for the state of Arizona for 27 years before his retirement. Junior was a caring man and always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and bowling. Junior was a proud member of the VFW post #6248 in Decatur.

Junior is survived by his siblings, Kathryn Flowers of Decatur, Jack (Adelia) Cook of Marcellus and Wesley Cook of Kalamazoo; children, Richard Cook, Ben Cook, Robert Cook, Kathleen Lombardi, Lorrie Sorrells, Dev Mellema & Darylee Mellema; many grandchildren & great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Junior was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Cook; siblings, Shirley Lillie and William Cook; first wife Eunice Hopeman; brother-in-laws, Burdell Flowers and Junior Lillie; sister-in-law Helen Cook; son-in-law Peter Sorrells; and granddaughter Clorenda Yeager.


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Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lakeside Cemetery


Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lakeside Cemetery


Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.


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Born: April 1, 1932
Died: November 22, 2018

Condolences for Junior D. Cook

Robert Smith posted on 11/27/18

You will be missed Junior.


Lori Sorrells posted on 11/25/18

I love you so very much Dad. I am sad that I will not have our regular weekly chats anymore. I will miss hearing your voice and your laugh. You were really there for me when I lost Pete. I knew that every couple days I could expect a call from you to check on me and to encourage me. You listened and you told me I could make it through. I thank you for that. You were so good to Mom when she was sick. You stood by her and loved her. Thank you. I am so grateful for the time we had together this past summer. I miss you already. I keep wanting to call and check on you and have to keep reminding myself that I can’t. I trust that you are in a better place now, with Mom by your side again. Give her and Pete a hug from me. I trust that you are no longer suffering or in pain. I thank God for that and look forward to the day I see you again. All my love.