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Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home and Mt Lebanon Cemetery

11101 Saint Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO

OBITUARY

William O. Crook Jr.

August 28, 1937September 11, 2019
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William Oscar Crook Jr. was a loving husband, father of three and grandfather to many. He was a family man at heart, and loved spending as much of his 82 years on this earth with his family as he possibly could.

You would talk with him for hours and never sit in silence. As a collector of a great many things, William (or Junior as many of his family called him) had a story behind just about everything. All you had to do was ask him about one of his many statues, model cars, paintings or figurines, and he would tell you how he got it, or who it was from. Even if his hearing wasn't so great, it was amazing how good his memory was. His knowledge and experience was never lost on those privileged enough to spend some quality time with him, even if the knowledge was about how not to cook a pizza. Even after he became confined to a wheelchair, it was always surprising the things he taught himself to do and how well he managed such a life changing event.

Junior was the second eldest of 4 brothers and last surviving member. He and his late wife Margot Ina Crook would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this September, sadly Margot left us as well this past January. Junior loved his family, and when you were with him, time seemed irrelevant. In their many years together, the two formed a family of five, starting with the eldest Steven Craig Crook, their middle child Michael Gene Crook and their youngest Anthony Wade Crook. Of course, that family has grown much larger over the years and as a result, they were blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Steven and his wife Tamara Sue Crook (Steffens) had two children, Matthew Steven and Nicole Marie. Michael and his wife Kristie Starr Crook (Thomas) have three children, Melissa Earlene, Ashley Nicole and Alan Michael. Melissa and her husband Steven Dunn provided three of their great grandchildren, Grayson Alexander, Adeline Earlene and Emmett Michael. Ashley and her husband Keith Robinson rounds off the bunch with two children of their own, Drake Patrick Edward and Carter Thomas. Anthony and his wife Melissa La Rose Crook (McKnight) provided yet another grandson in Mitchell Sherman Ziegler.

William Oscar Crook Jr. left us on Wednesday the 11th of September, at DePaul hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri. May he and Margot watch over all of us as we live the rest of our lives in their memory. His laugh and heartwarming smile will forever be missed.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, September 14, 2019

Memories

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Randall Boyer

September 16, 2019

Mr. Crook was always friendly and approachable — his kindness was always warmly welcoming!

Tammy Crook

September 13, 2019

Junior, as many of his friends and family called my father-in-law was sincerely a family guy. I remember the many parties my husband hosted for friends at his parents house, and I thought it was quite wonderful how Steve's friends as young adults made it a point to sit and talk with Junior and Margot. Junior and Margot were very welcoming and approachable. While he wasn't as much of a card player like Margot, he always welcomed a good conversation. Friends were like family and always welcome in their home. He was heartbroken when Margot passed away. Junior will be missed here on earth, but I'm sure in due time he and Margot will be welcoming us all into their new home.

Ashley Robinson

September 12, 2019

Ashley Robinson

September 12, 2019

Ashley Robinson

September 12, 2019

Anthony Crook

September 12, 2019

Anthony Crook

September 12, 2019

Anthony Crook

September 12, 2019

Anthony Crook

September 12, 2019

This is one of my favorite pictures because it shows the wonderful relationship that my wife shared with my dad! She was his best friend and he always called her his Right Hand Man which she always answered with I’m a girl not a man!!!

Dennis Rogers

September 12, 2019

Our beloved cousin was known by Junior. Junior was a very dear man as was his wife, Margot that passed before him. My wife, Emilia and I had always enjoyed visiting Junior and Margot when we could. We loved talking with them about their many travels and of course, family. When Mom and Dad were alive they loved going garage selling with them and after Dad passed in 1997 Mom and I would always love visiting them. They will both be missed very much and are two people that I will be eager to see when our Lord calls me home. May God Bless both of these loving, good people.

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