Obituary of Herbert Theodore "Ted" Cook
Herbert Theodore "Ted" Cook, 89, of Marion, went to be with the Lord at 7:52 am on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at University Nursing Center in Upland. He was born in Marion on Sunday, September 22, 1929, to the late Todd and Ada (Poole) Cook. On May 6, 1950, he married his bride, Ruth L. Morris, and she survives.
Ted worked as a forklift operator for 25 years with Dana, retiring on January 1, 1990. He was also a farmer over the years, as well as Owner/Operator of Cook's Orchard. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and former member of the Master Gardeners for several years.
He had his pilot’s license and owned a Cessna 150. Ted enjoyed meeting up with other Dana retirees for breakfast whenever he could. He was also an avid fisherman and liked going on fishing trips to Reelfoot Lake in Tiptonville, TN. All who knew Ted will remember that he was a hard worker and was dedicated to his family. He especially enjoyed the many long car rides he shared with his beloved wife.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth; two sons, Tom (Carolyn) Cook of Avon and Jeff (Amber) Cook of Marion; two daughters, Joyce (Mike) Oyler of Gas City and Joan (Mike) Williams of Gas City; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon (Merlin) Bradshaw; son, John (Suzie) Cook; grandson, Joe Mason; granddaughter, Heidi Mason; 4 brothers; and 6 sisters.
The family will receive visitors from 4:00-6:00 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN.
A funeral service to celebrate Ted's life will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the funeral home. Pastor Mick Simpkins will be officiating with burial following at Grant Memorial Park.
Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.
Interment Location : Section D Lot 35 Space 2