Born 8-29-1928 -- Died 3-23-2008
Emmett Lee Cook, 79, of Thayer, Mo., was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Viola, Ark., and passed away March 23, 2008 at his home.
He attended the Salem High School, where he played baseball.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the United States Army.
Emmett also drove a truck for Lee-Way Corporation for 35 years as a member of the Teamsters Union.
Survivors include: two sons, Michael Cook and wife, "Poke"?of Arizona, Emmett Cook Jr. of Oklahoma; one grandson, Michael Cook Jr. of Oklahoma; one sister, Ruby Jean Steed and husband Charles of Thayer; one aunt, Leida Cook of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; three nieces, nine nephews and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Claude Emmett Cook and Cecil May Robinson Cook; his wife, Patricia Frantz Cook; one sister, one brother; three nephews; one niece; two uncles; and three aunts.
Funeral services were held on March 27 at 10 a.m. in the Clary Funeral Chapel in Thayer, Mo.
Burial followed in the Flint Springs Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo.