by Jeffrey Reynolds Sports Editor
William “Bill” Cook, 95, of Kermit, a resident of Martin County Health Care Facility, of Inez, Ky., went to be with The Lord, Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Born February 12, 1917, he was the son of the late, Nan Webb.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Dalphine Crum Cook; daughter, Connie Cook Johnson; brothers, George Maynard and Tom Horn; sisters, Ruth Dotson and Helen Hinchman.
Bill was a Christian and was of the Baptist faith. After serving his country with the Army Air Corp., Bill returned home and began his career as a coal miner for over 35 years. He participated on the search and rescue team when the mining disaster occurred at Burning Springs Collieries Company on January 18, 1951.
He is survived by daughters, Alice (Floyd) Smith, Jr. of Kermit, Billie (Pat) Brown of Charleston; grandchildren, Scott Smith, Todd Smith, of Kermit, Tech. Sgt. Kevin (Cheri) Johnson of Dover, Del., Tricia Brown of Orlando, Fla., Dr. Sherri Brown of Lewiston, N.Y., also Patrick (Amber) Brown of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Delena Smith, Kain and Logan Johnson; sister-in-law, Loida Crum; and brother-in-law, John Mollett; and many special nieces and nephews and friends.
Visitation was Monday, September 24, at 6 p.m. at Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Warfield location. Funeral will be Tuesday September 25, at the Warfield Funeral Chapel 1 p.m. with Pastor Lonnie Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Warfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donation be made to the Kermit First Baptist Church, P.O Box 402, Kermit, W.V 25674.
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