Robert Gray “Bob” Cook, 91, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville.
He was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Deputy, Indiana, to Paul Cline and Thelma Foster Gray Cook. He was raised in the Kent, Indiana, community, attended Kent United Methodist Church, and graduated from Hanover High School in 1948. He was inducted into the US Army on March 6, 1951 during the Korean War and rose to the rate of Sergeant First Class while stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 28, 1953, and remained in the Reserves until being discharged on Feb. 7, 1957. He married Nancy Lou Tevis on May 31, 1954 in Kent and they had a daughter and four sons. He was first employed at the Jefferson Proving Grounds in 1961 as a proof technician and retired in 1987 after holding several positions over the years. In his early years, he also worked for Health-Nor, Cummins Diesel, and Life of Kentucky Insurance. He was a television technician on evenings and weekends in the Madison area from 1955-1961 and a real estate broker who owned and operated a real estate company in Jefferson County. He was co-founder of the Jefferson Community Federal Credit Union and served on the board of directors. He loved golf and was proud of his “hole in one” at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison, watching sports and working in his garden. He was a fisherman, a hunter, a carpenter, a home builder and a little league coach.
Survivors include his daughter, Paula S. Cook; his sons, Robert E. Cook of Madison, Brian J. Cook, Barry J. Cook and David C. Cook ; a brother, Lynn Cook; and five grandchildren several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years on Jan. 4, 2018; two brothers, William L. “Bill” Cook, on Jan. 29, 2004 and Kenneth E. Cook, on Dec. 5, 2004.
Memorial services will at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery there. Visitation is noon until time of service Saturday at the chapel. A final salute with military honors will be provided by the Major Samuel Woodfill Madison Post No. 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wreaths Across America Project through the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.