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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Robert Cook

April 7, 1954September 7, 2020
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Robert Donnell Cook, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away on September 7th, 2020, but not before living an amazing, love-filled life. Robert was born in Fostoria, Ohio on April 7, 1954 but got to Texas as quick as he could. He, quite smartly, married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Sherry Smith on August 4th, 1973. The two were inseparable for 47 wonderful years. Robert began flying before most get a drivers license. Having flown tens of thousands of hours in all types of aircraft, he was a skilled and trusted pilot for many people. He was passionate about his craft and was blessed to do what he truly loved. In spite of his professional accomplishments, he treasured his faith and his family more than anything. A devout Christian, he raised his children to show empathy and care for others and led by example in many small and large ways. Always happy, always encouraging, always giving is how he will be remembered by the lives he touched. He leaves behind a legacy of four adoring children and seven grandchildren: Misty Fandler of Wichita Falls, Tammy Coker of Trophy Club, Alex Cook of Fort Worth, and Todd Cook of Wichita Falls. “Poppy” to his grandkids, they include Misty’s: Peyton, Parker, Preston and Pierson and Tammy’s: Olivia, Avery, and Willa. His sons-in-law, Ryan Fandler and Stan Coker loved him as a second father. He is preceded in death by many loved ones, including his mother and father, a sister and two brothers. While our hearts are broken and we will miss him immensely, we are grateful that he is Home and at peace. Visitation is open to the public at Hampton-Vaughan in Wichita Falls (social distancing and the funeral home’s requests applied, please) on Thursday, September 10th from 6-8pm. A private family memorial is planned. For more information and opportunities to comfort Sherry and the family, please visit rememberingrobert.com Online condolences may be made at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Janis Heebner

September 10, 2020

Robert was such a good man! When he was building our house for us he was so generous, patient, and kind. He had the best smile and was always so happy to see us. I know your family will have millions of amazing memories. Much love from Greg and Janis Heebner

Brett Holland

September 8, 2020

Of all the people I have met in my life Robert is one I will never forget! He was such a kind soul and a gentle giant. He was such a great husband and father and the proof is evident in his lasting legacy, his family. He always gave so much and asked for nothing in return. I will always remember you calling when the plane was “fixed” and letting me fly next to you!! You definitely mastered the art of flying. Once my family and I got stranded in a country after a government coup. I was desperate to escape so I formulated a plan to get us out with Robert’s help. It was to have him fly to us and land on the small two lane road in front of where we lived, load with the plane running and get out. We did make it out without the daring rescue but when we got back to America I told Robert about my plan and his reply was” why didn’t you call” . That was the Robert I knew and I am so happy to have had him in my life.

Dorinda Norrell

September 8, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s peace and comfort to flood your hearts at this time.
Robert and Dorinda Norrell

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Biography

Robert Donnell Cook, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away on September 7th, 2020, but not before living an amazing, love-filled life.
Robert was born in Fostoria, Ohio on April 7, 1954 but got to Texas as quick as he could. He, quite smartly, married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Sherry Smith on August 4th, 1973. The two were inseparable for 47 wonderful years.
Robert began flying before most get a drivers license. Having flown tens of thousands of hours in all types of aircraft, he was a skilled and trusted pilot for many people. He was passionate about his craft and was blessed to do what he truly loved.
In spite of his professional accomplishments, he treasured his faith and his family more than anything. A devout Christian, he raised his children to show empathy and care for others and led by example in many small and large ways. Always happy, always encouraging, always giving is how he will be remembered by the lives he touched.
He leaves behind a legacy of four adoring children and seven grandchildren: Misty Fandler of Wichita Falls, Tammy Coker of Trophy Club, Alex Cook of Fort Worth, and Todd Cook of Wichita Falls. “Poppy” to his grandkids, they include Misty’s: Peyton, Parker, Preston and Pierson and Tammy’s: Olivia, Avery, and Willa. His sons-in-law, Ryan Fandler and Stan Coker loved him as a second father.
He is preceded in death by many loved ones, including his mother and father, a sister and two brothers.
While our hearts are broken and we will miss him immensely, we are grateful that he is Home and at peace.
Visitation is open to the public at Hampton-Vaughan in Wichita Falls (social distancing and the funeral home’s requests applied, please) on Thursday, September 10th from 6-8pm. A private family memorial is planned. For more information and opportunities to comfort Sherry and the family, please visit rememberingrobert.com
Online condolences may be made at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

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