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William Earl Cook Jr. (1946 - 2013)

  • "Sorry for you loss...he was a great man!"
    - Kristi Brown
  • "Just want you to know how much you meant to our family. We..."
    - Connie Willey
  • "Cook Family: My prayers are with you."
    - Lupe Eaton
  • "Dee and family, my sincere condolences in your loss."
    - Rhonda Smith

William Earl Cook, Jr.

Des Moines

William Cook, Jr., 66, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 surrounded by his family at Bright Kavanagh in Des Moines. William was born on November 27, 1946 in Des Moines to William, Sr. and Olive Cook. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. William was employed by the State of Iowa for 29½ years. William is survived by his wife, Dee, children, Robert, Jamie (Shawn), Gary (Dawn), Ray, Danny (Darlean) and Michael (Amanda), grandchildren, Joshua, Alysha, Breanna, Emily (Shawn), Tylor, Ruth and Maddison, and many other beloved family members.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 7, also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Iowa Veteran Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday following the service. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in Des Moines Register on Oct. 6, 2013
Funeral Home
Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street Des Moines, IA 50309
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