Billy Joe Cook
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Billy Joe Cook

June 12, 1949 - December 14, 2013

Billy Joe Cook

June 12, 1949 - December 14, 2013

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Obituary for Billy Joe Cook

Billy Joe Cook of Cuba was born to the union of Joseph Arthur “Pete” and Thelma Louise (Bailey) Cook on June 12, 1949 in Vichy, Missouri and left from this life on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Jefferson Barracks V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 64. Bill was united in marriage to Della May Eoff on April 11, 1992 in Cuba, Missouri. Bill worked many years as an Auto/Diesel Mechanic and was a Livestock Farmer. He honorably and bravely served his Country in U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars. A member of the Disabled American Veterans, he enjoyed being a stock car fan, hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Arthur “Pete” Cook and Thelma Louise Terry; two brothers Daniel Arthur and Donald Eugene Cook; two sisters Teresa Lynn Happle and Dorothy Cox. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife Della May Cook of Cuba, Missouri; two daughters Billie Jo and husband Jason Wade of Dickenson, Texas, Donna Rae and husband Arnold Payne of Kokomo, Indiana; three sons Robert and wife Judy Branson, Allan and wife Ettie Branson, Troy Richardson, Jr. all of Cuba, Missouri; step-father Lloyd Terry of Vienna, Missouri; two brothers Mitchell and wife Sheila Terry of Vienna, Missouri, Gary Lee and wife Mary Jo Cook of Salem, Missouri; one sister Mary Ellen Snethern of West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren Danni Rae Wade, Brittani Nichole and husband Drew Sanford, Candice Lynn Richardson, T.J. Richardson, Cody and Ryan Lee Branson; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904 W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:00 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Bro. John Ripley, officiating. Interment will follow at Vienna Public Cemetery, Vienna, Missouri with Military Honors. If desired memorials would be appreciated to the Vienna Public Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cook family.

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