Richard “Dick” L. Cook, 77, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at his home in Petersburg. He was born March 16, 1943 in Pike County to the late Delice and Esther (Smith) Cook. He married Susan Pauline (Griffith) Cook on September 25, 1965 and they were blessed with 55 years together. Dick served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he worked in construction before he was drafted, and worked as a coal miner at Old Ben for 22 years after that. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 5179, the American Legion Post 256, and the Coin Collectors Club in Jasper. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Glezen Revival Center in Petersburg. Dick liked doing yard work in his spare time, enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler with his dog, and watching Nascar races.
Richard is survived by his wife, Susan Cook; daughter, Angie Day (Jeremy Conder); grandchildren, Chloe Day, Jared Day, and Jacob Day; sisters, Mary (Don) Pate, Verlan Willis, Cindy (Gene) Nevins, Betty (Tom) Nalley, and Charlotte (Joe) Dedman; and brothers, Wayne (Pat) Cook, Darrell (Marquette) Cook, and Gary Cook.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Brian Cook; daughter, Karen Cook; brother, Otus Cook; and special animal companions, Bo and Prince.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM (CDT) Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City with Brother Eddie Willis officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Petersburg. Military Rites will be provided by Retired Military Veterans. A visitation will be held from 1 until funeral service time, 3:00 PM (CDT) Tuesday at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, limited seating will be available during the funeral service.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the American Legion Post 256 located at 211 East Washington Street, Oakland City, IN 47660. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at CornColvinFuneralHome.com where you may light a candle in remembrance of Richard. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cook family through this time.
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American Legion Post#256
211 East Washington Street, Oakland City IN 47660