Richard Cook

Published 7:58 am Thursday, February 9, 2017

Richard Cook


Richard Philmore Cook, 87, of Danville died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. He was the widower of Ruth Gordon Cook.

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Born April 18, 1929, in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Franklin and Lila Mae Cook. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He loved restoring antique gas engines, country music, and attended many gasoline engine shows.


He was predeceased by four sisters, Frances Durham, Lois Cook, Margaret Leigh, Mildred League, and two brothers, Arthur and Ray Cook.

He is survived by a son, Jerry R. (Darlene) Cook of Danville; two daughters, Carolyn (John) Ellis of Danville, and Peggi (Bill) Fillingim of Stanford; a sister Nancy (Kenny) Jett of Frankfort; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017, at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be grandchildren, Kristi Blakemore, David Cook, Jonathan Ellis, Jeremy Ellis, Jordan Ellis, Brian Clarkson and Eric Clarkson.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Memorial donations are suggested to Sadie’s Animal Rescue or Sacred Selections Adoption Organization.

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