William L. Cook

1935 - 2019

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William L. Cook, 83, of Vanlue, passed away at 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Wyandot Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky. He was born on February 27, 1935, in Hancock County to the late Orville, Sr. and Eva (LaRue) Cook. He married Georgia Farmer on May 22, 1952, and she preceded him in death on February 27, 2018. Bill is survived by his sons: Jerry (Linda) Cook of Batesburg-Leesville, SC, David "Randy" Cook of Vanlue and Brad (Kim) Cook of Vanlue; his daughter, Sherri (Mark) Goodman of Vanlue; his brother, Larry (Dreah) Cook of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Orville, Jr., Ronald and Douglas Cook; and his sisters: Dorothy Armstrong and Marjorie Secord. Bill retired from Cooper Tire & Rubber Company after 39 1/2 years, and was a lifetime Farmer. He was the 2nd generation to raise and show cattle, and was very active with the 5th generation today. He was a longtime member of the Cattlemen's Association. Bill enjoyed teaching kids how to care and fit show cattle, and was a former 4H advisor. He was a former youth baseball coach in Vanlue, enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, and participated in many bowling leagues throughout his life. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, NASCAR fan, and mushroom hunter. He attended Findlay Evangelical Free Church, Findlay. Bill loved to take trips out west for vacation and to look at cattle. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2019, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, with his nephew Rick Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Lee Cemetery, Amanda Township. Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County 4H Program and/or Hancock County Cattlemen's Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, January 12th 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Sunday, January 13th 2019 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Lee Cemetery [Map]

    Amanda Township, Ohio

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To : Cook Family
Date :Thursday, January 10th 2019
From : Scott Erin Thomas
Heart felt sympathy and prayers to the entire Cook family. He was a wonderful person and I am glad I was able to get to know him.

Scott & Erin Thomas
Lexington, SC



To : Cook family
Date :Thursday, January 10th 2019
From : Paul and Cathy Lauck
Cook family,
Condolences to each of you. Bill was a great supporter of Vanlue and his grandchildren. Each of you must have great memories.



To : Jerry and Linda Cook
Date :Friday, January 11th 2019
From : Steve and Wendy Zwart
Jerry and Linda,
We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family for comfort and peace in the days to come.

With love,
Steve and Wendy



To : Jerry and Linda Cook
Date :Friday, January 11th 2019
From : Steve and Wendy Zwart
Jerry and Linda,
We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family for comfort and peace in the days to come.

With love,
Steve and Wendy



To : Cook family
Date :Sunday, January 13th 2019
From : Gib Kleman family
So sorry to here of Bills passing. We always enjoyed the conversations we had at the cattle shows, and the visits for hoof trimming on the cattle.
May he rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.



To : Brad and Kim cook
Date :Tuesday, January 29th 2019
From : Stanley Joe and Martha Sattler
Brad and Kim,
We are so sorry to here of your dad’s passing. Our heartfelt prayers go out to all your family during these difficult times.

With Love,
Stanley Joe and Martha



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