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Darrell Glenn Cook, 61, of Crowder, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his residence.
Darrell was born to T.J. and Pauline Cook on April 20, 1955, in Bakersfield, California. He graduated from Crowder High School in 1974.
Darrell married Paula Glenn on Aug. 18, 1974, and they were married for over 40 years. Darrell had lived in Midland, Texas, where he worked as a welder before returning to Oklahoma. He then went to work for the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in maintenance, retiring Jan. 1, 2015.
Darrell enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Southeast Oklahoma Cutting Horse Association and had served as president.
He is survived by the childrens' mother, Paula Cook, of McAlester; son, Buster Cook and wife, Melissa, of Bugtussle; daughter, Kelli Thompson and husband, Josh, of Ashland; grandchildren, Cody Cook, of Bugtussle, Austin Bailey, of Arkansas, Braxton Thompson, of Ashland, and Case Thompson, of Ashland; brothers, Vince Cook and wife, Lori, of McAlester, Timmy Cook and wife, Melissa, of Canadian, Ricky Cook and wife, Janet, of McAlester, and Rockey Cook, of North Dakota; sister, Pam Crone and husband, Ronald, of McAlester; sister-in-law, Jeffri Cook, of Alderson; a special caregiver, Charity Turner, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, T.J. and Pauline Cook, and two brothers, Doug Cook and Tommy Cook.
The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bishop Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crowder First Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Terry Moore and the Rev. Alvin Nixon. Burial will follow at Mellette Cemetery near Eufaula.
Pallbearers will be Mark Glenn, Kenny Blankenship, Rodney Lovitt, Steven Powell, George Burnett and David George.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Brooks and Ronnie King.
Published on January 20, 2017
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