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Richard Lee Cook

Richard Lee Cook

Thursday, September 22nd, 1938 - Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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Obituary

CORDELE — Richard Lee Cook, 82, of Cordele passed away Saturday, November 7th, 2020. A visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, from 2 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Lee will be cremated per his wishes and a small service will be reserved for family and friends only at 4 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, in consideration of COVID 19 restrictions.

Lee was preceded in death by his father, Wiley H. Cook, Sr, mother, Jewel Lynn Cook, brothers, Thomas Cook and Henry Cook, and sister, Rosa Mae Cook Sims. He is survived by brother Wiley Cook, Jr., and sons Jeffrey (Debbie), Phillip, and Charlie (Karen), and grandchildren, Holly, Katherine, Addie, Ben, Sarah and Zach.

He was a graduate of East Crisp High School where basketball and baseball were major sports in which he participated. He was a veteran of the Air Force, and the Georgia National Guard, and retired from the Crisp County Ambulance Service. He loved fishing, and sitting and talking with his friends around town and the country-side, and feeding the deer that came around his house near the river.

Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with these arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:45pm
    When
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:45pm
    Location
    Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
    Address
    1010 East 8th Avenue
    CORDELE, GA 31015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Evergreen Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Fish Hatchery Road
    CORDELE, GA 31015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. James Spires
  • Interment

    Location
    Evergreen Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Fish Hatchery Road
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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Paige Nipper Smith

Posted at 01:51pm
I am so sorry to hear of this. Lee was a hoot and was good to me and my mama. He tried to help me learn how to drive a 5 speed but wisely gave up. Prayers to his friends and family.
DW

Donnie West

Posted at 11:33am
Wiley and family I want you to know that we are keeping you all in our prayers today asking God to grant to each of you peace, comfort, and strength now and in the days to come. Wiley I remember Lee with the fondest of memories and always looked up to him as a role model for myself and others in our community. God Bless you and your families my friend.
CH

Carol Hyde

Posted at 03:48pm
Dearest family, So sorry for your loss. Lee and I worked together in the old hospital. I only have fond memories of our
working relationship! May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Carol Hyde
JN

James H Norton

Posted at 09:47am
My condolences to Family and especially my friend Wiley Cook Jr for your loss. May GOD comfort you during this time. Love, Jim , Jack, and Lynn Norton and Family.
BW

Billy Walls

Posted at 02:30am
I worked with Lee for almost ten years. I have some great memories from those days and I am sad at his passing.
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