Bobby Joe Cook

Monday, August 6, 2018

Bobby Joe Cook, 85, of Okeechobee, Fla., passed away August 2, 2018, at the Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. He was born on September 22, 1932, in Kennett, Mo., and was the son of Warren and Ester (Forbuss) Cook.

Bobby was united in marriage to Goldie Raney on May 12, 1951.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Cook; father, Warren Cook; and mother, Ester Marie Cook.

Bobby was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Company and retired in 1986 after working for 30 years. He was a member of the Pekin Jaycees for many years. He also was a board member of the Peoria Sportsmen’s Club for several years. He had a love of fishing, woodworking, time with his family, Johnny Cash and “Gunsmoke.”

Survivors include his son, Bobby David (Linda) Cook of Okeechobee, Fla.; a daughter, Polly (Christopher) Luna of Marfa, Tex.; his grandchildren, Bethany, Brettany, Mary, Sabina and Adam; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Hope, Greyson, Sawyer, Nala, Bella and Sydnee; brother, Jerry (Patsy) Cook of Piggott, Ark.; brother, Dub (Jane) Cook of Piggott, Ark.; and brother, J.D. Cook of Okeechobee, Fla.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home in Piggott, Ark., with Bro. Charles Richardson officiating. Burial is in Memorial Gardens in Kennett, Mo. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home in Piggott.