Donald Alfred Cook, Sr., 72, of Edinburg, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. The funeral will be held Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church near Edinburg. Pastors Katie Gosswein and John F. Taylor Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Cook was born February 24, 1939 in Edinburg, son of the late Homer Samuel Cook and Rebecca Wakeman Cook. He was owner and operator of Cook’s Exxon in Woodstock, in which he started his business in August of 1959 and he was also a farmer. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hunter Lodge #135 in Edinburg, Winchester Shrine Club, Shenandoah Lodge No. 82 I.O.O.F. and charter member of Woodstock Moose Lodge #575.
He was a loving Husband, Father, Father-n-Law, Grandfather, Uncle, and Friend who made a special place in each one of our hearts. He loved to go to work, and his bright smile, as he greeted his customers was often told to be contagious.
He suffered with many health problems but would always say he was “great”. His strong will kept him going as he persevered.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Dellinger Cook whom he married on October 28,1962; daughter, Kimberly Cook George and her husband Dennis D. of Edinburg; son, Donald A. “Donnie” Cook Jr. of Edinburg; sister, Gloria Cook Markley and her husband Gary of Edinburg; brother, Dwight Henry Cook and his wife, Peggy of Edinburg; four grandchildren, Dustin Paige George and his wife, Sara of Woodstock, Erin Brooke George and her fiancé, Adam Waybright of Edinburg, Allison Nichole George of Edinburg and Jamison Rebecca Cook of Edinburg and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Geneva Stephens.
Pallbearers will be Dustin George, Adam Waybright, Otie Ryman, Lloyd Shirkey, Joey Menefee, Darrin “Toby” Markley, Darrell Cook and Sterling Stephens.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Shenandoah Lodge No. 82, I.O.O.F.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-9 PM (correction on the time). at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. A Masonic service will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, c/o 2471 Cave Ridge Road, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 or Wakeman’s Grove Church of the Brethren, 668 Wakeman’s Grove Church Road, Edinburg, VA 22824 or charity of choice.