Galen K. Cook, 77, of Marshall, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Mike Brown will officiate. Pianist Marie Boedeker will play "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art" and "His Eye is on the Sparrow." Pallbearers will be Rob Cain, Chris McClenney, Luke Cook, Craig Thompson, Mike Cox and Norvelle Brown. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church in Marshall, American Cancer Society or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice.
Born July 9, 1927, in Barnard, he was the son of the late Roy and Blanche Daniels Cook. On Dec. 16, 1950, he married Phyllis Twaddell, who survives of the home. He was a graduate of Barnard High School. He was a U.S. Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. After the war, he worked briefly as a firefighter in St. Joseph, then spent many years in lumber and building trades while living in Skidmore, Maitland and Marshall. He worked for 17 years as a bus driver for the Marshall School District, retiring in 2004. He was a member of First Christian Church in Marshall, serving in various volunteer positions and on various boards. He was a member of the choir and sang with a band in Marshall for several years.
Additional survivors include one son, Dan Cook of Kansas City; one stepdaughter, Janice Merritt of Marshall; one stepson, Ronald Merritt of Savannah; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Thompson and Ima VanFossen; and one brother, Maurice Cook.