Edward J. Cook, 91, of Inverness, Florida, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born May 10, 1923, in Greene, New York, to the late Claude F. and Mildred (Talbott) Cook. Edward was a gasoline company truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Fort Lauderdale. He attended Bethel Baptist Church and was a crossing guard, as well as a volunteer for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Crime Watch.
Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Esther Cook. Other survivors include children, Daniel (Donna) Cook and LuAnn (Rudy) Ramirez, all of Hendersonville, North Carolina; brothers, Leroy and Jack Cook; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Cook.
A celebration of life memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Bethel Baptist Church, Hernando. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.