Rick Cook

Obituary of Rick Cook

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Richard “Rick” Otto Cook, 71, of Jasper, MO passed away on Sunday December 17, 2023. He was born in Rock Island, IL to Otto and Annabelle (Peak) Cook. The family moved and Rick grew up in Independence, MO where he graduated in 1970 from William Chrisman High School. He married Melody Vroman at Immanuel Baptist Church in 1971. He worked several places in his life including Western Electric, Howard Johnson’s, and as a bus driver. He was also a truck driver for Cargo Transporters and other companies for over 20 years. His hobbies included trivia, bowling, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. He liked to sing and attended Iantha Baptist Church where he led the Worship Service. Rick was a good and loving father and husband, and he will be missed by his family and friends. Rick is survived by his wife; children Neil (Amber) Cook, Kerri (Scott) Mapes; grandchildren Timothy (Jamie) Cook, Taylor Cook, Kristina “Tyler” Cook, Silas Cook, Zachary (Kyra) Mapes, Megan Mapes, Lydia Mapes, and Hannah Mapes. He is also survived by great grandchildren Miles, Ryan, Lyla, Kyle, Titan, Kyra, Kayleigh, Tripp, and Cooper; and siblings Loretta Reynolds, Viola Eileen (Gary) Payne, and Arthur (Jeanie) Cook. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother James Cook, and infant brother David Cook. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate assistance with final expenses. A funeral service will be held at Iantha Baptist Church on Friday December 22, 2023, at 2:00 PM.