2017-08-10 / Obituaries

Charles G. Cook

Harrisonville, 85

Charles Gilbert Cook, 85, Harrisonville, died Monday morning, July 31, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born April 25, 1932, at Waterfall, he was the son of the late Merrill and Hazel (Black) Cook. He was first married to Alice Jean Hoy for 42 years. She preceded in death October 15, 1997. For the past 15 years he was married to Sarah (Edwards) Hawkins Cook. She survives at home.

Two children survive: Robert L. Cook and wife Brenda, Three Springs, and Rita K. Kling and husband Bryan, Hustontown. He is also survived by John Kelton who was reared in the Cook home and has spent his life with the Cook family; four stepchildren: Lester Boyd Hawkins and wife Brenda, Waterfall; Nancy S. Hawkins, and husband Michael Mosley, Absecon, N.J.; Michael G. Hawkins and wife Karen, Harrisonville, and Gary L. Hawkins and wife Sigrid, Waterfall; four granddaughters: Rebecca Wright, Heather Kling, Stacey Roher, and Ashley DeShong, along with nine great-grandchildren: Madison, Mason, McKenna, Rain, Cohen, Canon, Cruz, Boone and Maven; a sister, Bernice Brown, and husband Warren, Mechanicsburg; and numerous nephews and nieces

He was a lifetime member of Center United Methodist Church, Waterfall. He enjoyed music, played the guitar and will be remembered for his tenor voice.

He was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed operating tractors and equipment, and was the patriarch of Gil-Ro Farms, Three Springs. He was a dedicated, hardworking man and a very loving father and grandfather.

Giving to his community, he was a charter member of Hustontown Area Fire Co., and was a member of Forbes Road Lions Club.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 4, at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Pastor DeAnn Newhouse officiated. Interment was at Center Cemetery, Waterfall.

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