David Alan Cook
David Alan Cook, 70, of Marshall, Mo., died Friday, June 19, 2020 at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where social distancing will be observed and masks are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Slater Animal Shelter or to family choice, with those funds being used to help offset costs for families to adopt animals. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born December 2, 1949, in Sedalia, he was the son of the late Edward Cook and Ruth Anne Berry Cook, who survives of Sedalia. Dave was raised in Sedalia where he graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1967 and attended State Fair Community College. On March 28, 1987, he married Kathy Ridout, who survives of the home. He moved to Marshall in 1981 where he owned and operated a lawn care company, Pro-Mowing. David was such a diverse person who took great pride in his home and wasnít afraid to share his love of shopping, especially at Wal-Mart, Dollar General and Aldi. David was a hard worker, but also knew the importance of having fun and enjoying family and friends. He had a deep love and loyalty for his wife, their pets, family and friends. Being a huge pet lover, itís only right to mention his pets that preceded him in death, Angel, Lady, Molly and Hootie. David was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. His hunting varied and a few of the things he hunted include: grouse, turkey, quail, pheasants, mushrooms and arrowheads. He also enjoyed time at Bennett Springs where he could usually be found in a canoe. David was a pool player and played on several leagues through the years. He loved food, especially Lindor Chocolates. Thereís no way to sum up Davidís life in just these few sentences, but if you really want to know his true nature, itís summed up by the motto he lived by, ďIf you can help someone, do it.Ē
In addition to his wife, Kathy; and his mother, Ruth Anne; he is survived by two brothers, Steve Cook and Bill Cook of Sedalia; as well as his nieces, nephews and cousins that he loved very much.
David is preceded in death by his father, Edward; and one sister, Susan Neely.