Rev. Marvin Claude “Windy” Cook, 89, of Culpeper, VA passed away in the Culpeper Regional Hospital, Culpeper, VA, Sunday, June 27, 2010. Rev. Cook was born in Rappahannock County, VA to James Philip Cook and Ruth Eastham Cook, July 25, 1920; served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Rev. and Mrs. Cook were married June 13, 1942 in the Ocean View Methodist Church, now the Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, Norfolk, VA. Rev. Cook began his ministry as a lay-minister at Willis Chapel in Huntly, VA. After being ordained, he served the Nelson Charge, Nelson County, VA, in Arrington, Elmington, Lovingston and Shipman; the Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Berryville, VA; the Farmville United Methodist Church and the Culpeper United Methodist Church, where he retired in 1986. After retirement, he served at Jeffersonton United Methodist Church.
Surviving Rev. Cook is his wife, Danna Richardson Cook of Culpeper, VA; his children, Claude Richardson Cook and his wife Sharron of
Mt. Clemens, MI and Linda Cook Kemp and her husband Jim of Tullahoma, TN; his siblings, Robert C. Cook and his wife Wanda of Winchester, VA and Evelyn Cook Walker of Culpeper, VA; his grandchildren, Melaney C. Smith and her husband Bayne, Cooper R. Cook and his wife Tina, Taylor C. Alexander and her husband David and Austin R. Cook, and his great grandchildren, Shelby, Sidney and Janie. Preceding Rev. Cook in death are his parents, his siblings, J. Warren Cook, Wilmer Cook and Margaret Roberson and his grandson, John Kevin Driver.
Funeral services will be held in the Culpeper United Methodist Church, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Randy Orndorff conducting the service. Interment will be in the New Culpeper National Cemetery, Chandler Street, Culpeper, VA. The American Legion Post 330 and V.F.W. Post 2524 Honor Guard will provide military honors.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Clore-English Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Culpeper United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 1233 Oaklawn Drive, Culpeper, VA 22701.
Condolences may be given at clore-english.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701.