William Howard "Banner" Cook
1937 - 2021
Grandle Funeral Home, Inc. - Broadway
148 East Lee Street
Broadway, VA

William Howard "Banner" Cook, 84, of Broadway, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Life Care Center in New Market where he had been a resident for 7 days. Banner, as he was known by family and friends, was born in Kingsport, Tenn., on July 20, 1937, and was the son of the late Hazel Mamie (Huffman) Cook Light and Howard Dewey Cook.

He relocated to Lacey Springs, VA while in grade school when his father was transferred to Virginia working for Mason-Dixon. Banner was a professional truck driver all his life until retirement in October 1997. Early in his career, he drove for some of the local owner-operators, Boyd Estep, Sonny Bowers, and Millard Turner, and later in his life for Time DC Trucking and Carolina Freight Company. He was a long-distance truck driver who logged over 3 million miles accident free, hauling everything from livestock to freight across the eastern USA.

On December 14, 1955, he was united in marriage to Anna Margaret Fulk Cook in Hagerstown, MD, and they celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2020 with family and friends at their daughter's home in Stephens City. He was a member of the Cherry Grove UMC at Singers Glen.

In addition to his wife, Banner is survived by four children, daughters Crystal List (Paul) of Broadway, Darcus Breneman (Aaron) of Stephens City, and sons Eric Cook (Rhonda) of Bolivia, NC, and Farrel Cook (Sharon) of Cross Junction, VA; a brother, Hazen Dewey Cook of Bridgewater; six grandchildren, Heath Meehan, Justin Cook, Ariann Allen, Erica Cook, Seth Breneman and Noah Cook; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Xie Shoemaker and Brownie Donovan.

At his request he was cremated. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:45 prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Broadway Fire Dept., P.O. Box 271, Broadway, VA 22815; or Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grandlefuneralhome.com.
Published by Northern Virginia Daily on Oct. 23, 2021.
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Grandle Funeral Home, Inc. - Broadway
148 East Lee Street P.O. Box 114, Broadway, VA
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148 East Lee Street P.O. Box 114, Broadway, VA
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