Marvin C. Cook
ADRIAN – Marvin C. Cook, age 96, of Adrian, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012, at Bixby hospital with his family by his side.
He was born August 1, 1916, in Hamilton, AL to Marvin and Lomie (Clifton) Cook. He graduated from Hamilton High School. Marvin was married to Agile Carter in Hamilton, AL on March 7, 1937 and she survives. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. He had been employed by Bohn Aluminum, Martin Marietta, and retired from Kewaunee’s in 1981. He was a member of the Adrian Church of Christ. Cecil (as he is known by most) enjoyed traveling, having visited 48 of the US States, Mexico and Canada. He loved to do puzzles of all kinds, but especially jigsaw puzzles, keeping his mind sharp. Family and friends enjoyed sitting with him, listening to him recall stories of his life. Listening to music was a favorite pastime. He was an industrious man who could fix most anything with his creative skills and was quick to lend a helping hand to those who needed it.
In addition to his loving wife of 75 years, he is survived by his four children, Retha (James) Borton of Adrian, Norman (Shirley) Cook of Fort Worth, TX, Marjorie Corinne (William) Watson of Michigan Center, MI and Jack (Janet) Cook of Clinton; three brothers, John Cook of Birmingham, AL, Leon Cook of Foley, Al and J.C. Cook of Adrian; one sister, Lorene Carter of Portal, GA; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Ministers Jim Casey and Timothy Dunn officiating. Interment will be in Lenawee County Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Adrian Church of Christ. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.