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Cook – Marvin

Marvin C. Cook

Marvin Cook

Marvin 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.


  1. My sincerest condolences on the recent passing of Cecil. Agile and all the Cook family will be in my prayers. This is a time to lean on the Lord and trust in His ability to heal your hearts.

    Pat Holmes

  2. May you live forever in our hearts.

  3. Jack & Janet and family,
    With deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. Cecil was truly a great man. He will be greatly missed. It is our prayer for Agile and the entire family that God will fill the gap and give you strength during this time.

  5. He was a wonderful uncle, my mother Claudia Cook Rye’s brother. Our sympathy to Agile Carter Cook and the Cook Family, prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    We are so sorry we are unable to attend.

    Joyce and John Kasberg

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  7. What a remarkable man Brother Cook was. May the legacy he leaves bring the family and friends much peace & joy. Praying God’s blessings on all.

  8. Norman and Shirley, we are so sorry to hear about your father but know he is with the Lord. We will certainly uphold your Mother and all of you in our prayers. I know this is a difficult time for you.

    Rich and Joyce Rathbun, Tucson, Arizona

  9. Our condolences to all of you-Uncle Cecil will be missed by all who knew him. May your memories bring you smiles and provide you strength during the days ahead.

    Joe and Opal Giroux
    Sioux Falls, SD

  10. My most heartfelt condolences to my dear friend, Agile, and all the family. I hope this poem I originally wrote for my brother, Albert Jr.’s funeral a few years ago may give you all some comfort:

    A Letter from Cecil…

    Dear precious friends and family,
    Oh please don’t cry for me.
    For since my soul has been set free,
    I’m just as happy as can be…

    I never imagined that such reward,
    Awaited us who love the Lord!
    For there’s no pain; there’s no more care,
    The beauty here’s beyond compare!

    I’ve never felt such warmth and love,
    As now surrounds me from above.
    Though words cannot describe this place,
    You should see the smile upon my face!

    In this new world there is no sorrow,
    No uncertainty about tomorrow.
    And the others here are all so nice,
    No wonder it’s called paradise…

    Yet… I’m still told that Heaven waits,
    And soon we’ll see those pearly gates.
    But YOU’ll be here before we do,
    So I’ll just rest and wait for you…

    By James Arthur Rye Swindle, August 2009

  11. So sorry to hear of Cecil’s passing. I am so glad Buster and I got to see him when we were up there last October. He was an amazing fellow, interesting and enjoyable to talk to. I know all of you will miss him so much. Praying for peace and comfort for Agile, and all the family.

    With love and sympathy,

    Buster and Peggy Hocutt
    Mobile, Ala