Dennis K. Cook of Nashville, departed this life at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights, Mo. on Saturday, December 31, 2016. He had attained the age of 76 years, 7 months and 2 days.
Dennis was born on May 29, 1940 in Nashville, the son of Roy and Linda (Junge) Cook. He was united in marriage to Janice “Kay” (Moss) Cook on March 22, 1959 at the First Baptist Church in Nashville and she survives his passing.
Dennis served with the United States Air Force. He returned to Nashville in 1972 and was the owner of the Hurry-Thru Quick Stop Store. He worked at Tom’s Foods as a sales manager and then as the executive director for Washington County Senior Services and later he was the executive director for the Nashville Community Center. From 2007 till present Dennis was a semi-retired painter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville where he was active with the choir and served as a Deacon, trustee, Sunday school director, teacher and secretary. Dennis also served on the Board of Directors for Nashville Building Corp, Washington County Historical Society, Southern Illinois Alzheimer, Southern Illinois Senior Olympics and South Central Transit, where he also was the vice president. He also was on the Advisory Committee for the SIUE Gerentology, SIUE Senior Fair and Illinois Secretary of State. Dennis was a lifetime member of the Washington Lodge #55 AF & AM.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife Kay Cook of Nashville, a son, Eric Cook and special friend Rita Fieber; two daughters, Gwin Carter and husband Gary and Andrea McGraw; a grandson, Ryan Carter; four granddaughters, Lacie Whittington and husband Jeff, Mollie McGraw, Karlie Orozco and husband Edgar and Allie McGraw; a great grandson, Holdyn Patten-McGraw;
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and son-in-law, Randall McGraw.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Nashville, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11 AM with Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Nashville.
Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Nashville on Wednesday from 8 AM until the service hour.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Family of Dennis Cook and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.