Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC


Robby Wayne Cook Sr.

November 13, 1958July 13, 2017

Robby Wayne Cook Sr., age 58, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Born November 13, 1958 in Catawba County, he was the son of Frances Louise Teague Cook and the late Robert Lester Cook. Robby loved to play golf and assisting with Children’s Church at Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church in Newton where he was a member. He particularly liked using his woodworking skills to help build props for the Abernethy Reaching Kids program at the church. Robby would help anyone and loved his neighbors, friends and church family. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with everyone. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41years, Diane D. Cook of the home; son, Robby Wayne Cook Jr. and fianceé, Cindy Reece of Conover; daughter, Dawn Cook Williams and husband, Daniel of Newton; grandchild, Rylie Sage Williams; mother, Frances Teague Cook of Newton, mother-in-law, Florence Davis of Newton; brothers-in-law, Robert “Bobby” Davis and wife, Michelle of Ohio, Roy Davis and wife, Teresa of Claremont; sister-in-law, Susan Hefner of Conover and his beloved cat, “Meow,” who he taught to fetch. A service of remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Faye Herbin officiating. He will lie in state from 10:15 until 10:45 prior to the service. Burial will follow at Southside Cemetery in Newton, NC. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association, Greater Charlotte Area, 128 South Tryon Street, Ste. 1588, Charlotte, NC 28202 or Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church Children’s Ministries, 111 West 13th Street, Newton, NC 28658.


  • Receiving of Friends Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Service of Remembrance Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Robby Wayne Cook Sr.

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July 17, 2017

I knew Robby well from his early golfing days in the seventies throughout the nineties. We shared a lot of the same memories and experiences through our common passion for the game. He enjoyed life and appreciated his friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who truly knew him.
God bless and comfort all his family and friends.

Silvia Quentrill

July 17, 2017

I am very sorry for your loss. Robby was a great person and will be missed. I worked with him for 23 years .
May the Lord give you the strength to see you through this Diane and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mark Herman

July 16, 2017

Very sorry to hear of Robby's passing. As a classmate in high school he was always considered a great guy. In reading of his life and love for his family and others, I wish I could have kept up with him these many years after. Prayers are with you Diane and your family.

Chris Holloway

July 16, 2017

Diane and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Robby's untimely passing. I was a classmate at Newton Conover High School. You and your family are in our prayers
Chris Holloway, Greensboro, North Carolina

Melonie Humphries

July 16, 2017

Diane , I'm so sorry to hear the news of passing of your husband Robby, and our classmate of 1977 NCHS, Prayers lifted for your precious family , May your family feel God loves pouring his love around you , praying for peace that surpassing all understanding.

Sue Treadway

July 15, 2017

Diane and family, praying that God's Grace will be with you giving you comfort, strength and peace in the days and months ahead. Our sympathy and love!

Sue and Jim

vivian davis

July 15, 2017

DeeDee..my thoughts and prayers are there for you and the children. Maybe Robby will get a chance to teach your Dad and Uncle David how to play golf. Love you

Sharon Cavazos

July 15, 2017

Diane I am so sorry for your loss. I know you don't remember me. but had many good times in the falls with all of you kids. Knowing you I'm sure you hubby was a great husband and great father and friend to all. My prayers are with you and the family that he gives you peace during your difficult time.. My Love to all

Marsha Campbell

July 15, 2017

My boyfriend and I worked with Robby at premium fabricators. I worked with him for over 4 years and I still can not believe that this has happened and iam just completely broken because of it. Robby was a wonderful friend and he Will be missed so very much by so many people. Iam glad I had the chance to work with him and get to know him. I pray the lord is with his family and friends in this time of need and is with them when they continue life after all of this. It is so hard to lose somebody so special and pray that everybody can get through this and continues to remember Robby as the good man that he was. Iam so sorry for the wife and kids, grandkids and the other/rest of your family. May u Rest In Peace Robby. U will never be forgotten!

Dot Hedrick

July 14, 2017

Diane, I am so sorry to hear about Robby. I know you will miss him but I also know he is rejoicing in Heaven. I will be praying for you and your family through this hard time. Hope you remember me from Carolina Foam. With love, Dot Hedrick