OBITUARY

John L. Cook

June 19, 1928February 21, 2013

John L. Cook was born on June 19, 1928 in Van Buren, Arkansas and passed away on February 21, 2013 in Redlands, California.

Services

  • Funeral Services Thursday, February 28, 2013
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Janet Hunnicutt

February 28, 2013

Janet Hunnicutt

February 28, 2013

Jackie graham

February 27, 2013

DAD i miss you so much I miss your smile, I miss our conversations on the phone how I could make you laugh, your easy going way, all the memories I have of you going fishing at the salton sea, helping me with my zebco real that was falling apart. you fixed all our poles and had so little fishing your self wadding to your neck to cast out our lines. you worked so hard to take care of all of us Thank you for that..you were so special in our lives we are all better for having you I love you Dad and you will be missed

Gary and Karen Cebula

February 27, 2013

As your neighbors, we appreciated your delightful personality and the joy of your friendship. We will miss you!

Barbara A. Cook

February 26, 2013

I will remember your laugh, your smile,Your humor, you were always so welcoming when we would visit I loved that you liked to munch on little bit of every thing. You were so enjoyable. I will miss you.

Janet Hunnicutt

February 26, 2013

Growing up I saw a man who worked very hard to support his family many double shifts and very few days off...when you had vacation time, you always worked hard to make wonderful vacation memories, I still delight in remembering. I remember going to the High Sierras (kennedy meadows) going to Crater Lake and the Cliff dwellings and Carlsbadf Caverns and the many many fishing trips to Salton Sea where you worked laboriously unkinking tangled fishing lines and baiting hooks in the hot desert sun!
You were and still are an inspiration to me...a great work ethic and your deep rooted belief in supporting a family.

You asked very little in return but love and of course you understood that respect is earned and is not just given....Dad you have earned my respect in so many ways.......Thank you so much for being there for all of us, even though we were a blended family.....and I a step child....with you I never felt like I was anything less then your daughter.

This world has lost a very kind and giving man, but heaven has gained a loving spirit who dedicated his life to supporting his family.....we were blessed to have you in our lives and we are saddened that you were taken from us.....you live on in our hearts, our memories and in the wonderful legacy you left behind.......I love you dad!

Mariann kinart

February 24, 2013

I learned alot growing up and watching you. You taught me to do my best at work and it will pay off. You worked so hard to make sure all nine of your kids had food in our bellies, clothing on our back and a roof over our heads.You sacrificed so much to support your large family.I also learned that there was no steps in this family. We all were your children. I love you Dad.

Marc Cook

February 24, 2013

Dearest Dad
When I was very young, I would put my feet in your shoes and walk around in them. When I was 4-5 years old, your shoes seemed like a giants shoes. Later, as I grew into adult hood, I was able fit into them but even to this day, I can never quite fill them. How could I? You were our dad, teacher, mentor, and provider. You were also much more. Can anyone of us ever remember our cars going to a mechanic? or a plumber coming to our house? No! Because you did it all.
You taught me so much. Mostly, how to be a dedicated father to my own children and good husband. You also taught me humility, honesty, work ethic, how to be a good listener, how to take life's ups and downs and not be a complainer. You were my source of inspiration and I will miss you.