ACCOVILLE, W.Va. — Gunnery Sergeant Raymond Lee Cook, 79, passed away Thurs., Jan. 30, 2014, at Pikeville Hospital following a long illness.
Born August 10, 1934, in Logan County, he was a son of the late Howard and Opal Cook. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Cook, and three sisters, Beulah Cook Western, Gladas Cook Saunders, and Pearl Cook Shaffer.
Mr. Cook was a 20 year Marine Corps veteran and a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church at Man.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 28 years, Vodis Bailey Cook; three step-children, Danny (Jackie) Mangus, Ann (Larry) Cook, and Tonia Johnson; two brothers, Carl Cook and Robert Cook; one sister, Loraine Cook McComas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Mon., Feb. 3, at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church at Man with Rev. Sherman Grimmett and Rev. Randy Toler officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 6153 and American Legion Post 103 of Chapmanville and DAV Post 39 of Harts.
Pallbearers will be family members.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.