Ronald “Cookie” Lane Cook Sr., 76, passed away February 7, 2013, at Charlotte Regional Hospital, Punta Gorda, Fla., after a long illness. He was born July 1, 1936, in Charleston, to the late Lovell Lane and Fay Taylor and was a 41-year resident of Alum Creek. After retiring in 1998 he moved to Punta Gorda, Fla.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry W. Cook.
Ronald was born and raised on Charleston’s west side and graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1955. He was a 1980 graduate of WVU in labor and safety studies; a 56-year member of IBEW 466, Charleston; a master electrician; past president of Local Union 466 IBEW; past National Worthy Grand Commander of FLE; member of Blue Lodge 159, Dunbar; member of Beni Kedeem Shrine, Scottish Rite Bodies; past president of Beni Kedeem Shrine Motor Corps; member of Knights of the East; and a member of Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, Punta Gorda, Fla. He was also a member of the Moose, the Moose Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles and lifetime dealer of Amsoil Synthetic Oil products.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; sons, Ronald L. Cook II and wife, JoAnn, and Judson B.T. Cook; brother, Richard L. Cook and his wife, Kay Cook; nephews, Richard L. Cook Jr. and Tim A. Cook and Mike Cook and wife, Margie, and sons, Larry and Dalton Cook; nieces, Sarah Gifford and husband, Art, and Stacey Wilcox and husband, Noah, and their son, Adam, and daughter, Ashley; sister-in-law, Stephanie Cook; and one grandchild, Summer Gray Cook.
Ronald was an avid outdoorsman, sportsman and avid Mountaineers fan. Ride Free Forever.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with Masonic rites performed by Dunbar Lodge 159, AF&AM. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.bartlettburdettecox.com.
Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.