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August 29, 1947 - December 16, 2019
Edward Jude Cook, 72, of Holt, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019, at home in Holt.
Visitation will be Friday, December 27, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, A memorial service will be held 2:30 pm on Friday, December 27, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, 925 E 92 Hwy, Kearney, MO. Burial Lawson Cemetery, Lawson, MO.
Edward was born August 29, 1947, in St Louis, MO. He is the son of the late Edward Erith and the late Marion Francis (Schutzbach) Cook. He married Lynda Heck on November 28, 1970.
Ed was a loving husband, father, brother, son, grandfather, co-worker, and friend. He was a Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam War as an electrician on the U.S.S. Ranger. After his discharge from the military, he married Lynda Heck and they had two children, daughter Kara and son Kristopher. Ed and Lynda recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in November. His career consisted 30 years in the waste management industry serving multiple roles during that time. While working full-time he went back to college and graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, with a degree in economics. He was transferred to Omaha, NE ,and then again to Kansas City, MO, as his career grew. For the last 15 years he worked at Lowe’s in Liberty, MO, where his co-workers were considered nothing less than an extended family. He was blessed to have so many wonderful people in his life over the years. He bragged about you all! He has been a sports lover his whole life. He played baseball from childhood through college and even spent some time behind the plate as an umpire. He had the ability to fix anything. Among his many talents include mechanic, electrician, woodworker, builder, and giver of excellent advice. However, anyone who knew Ed knew about his love of fishing. He was an avid fisherman and participated in many tournaments over the years. Ed was truly the epitome of the phrase “I’d rather be fishing.” He would give anyone the shirt off his back but don’t borrow a pen, he’ll watch you like a hawk. And even though he loved spending time with his family he always knew how to let us know it was time to leave. “Alright, get out!” Eddie and I always had this saying “I love you with all my heart…and I mean it! He would reply, I mean it too.
He is survived by his wife: Lynda Cook, one daughter: Kara Hamberlin, and one son: Kristopher Cook, sister: Nancy Cook and brother: James Cook. Grandchildren: Kylee, Gracee, Kristopher, and Andrew. Mother-In-Law: Jane V. Lee.