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Charles Cook

March 22, 1935 — October 27, 2022

East Leroy, and formerly of Athens

Charles Cook, age 87, of East Leroy and formerly of Athens, passed away on October 27, 2022.  He was born on March 22, 1935, in Covington, KY., the son of Russell and Vivian (McComas) Cook.  Charles was raised by his aunt and uncle; Tom and Zodah McComas.  He graduated in 1953 from Dixie Heights High School.  Charles was united in marriage in 1954 to Rose Marie Fackler, between them they had five children: Darlena G. Harshman, Sherry L. Jackson, Charles A. Cook, Cynthia J. Nobles and Debra L. Donley.  Charles’ wife,  Rose Marie Cook passed away in May 1978.  He remarried in November 1979 to Sharon Lee (Palmiter) Stinson, she also had five children: Starr L. Foreman, Penny L. Miller, Tracy L. Stinson, Jack A. Stinson and Jason A. Stinson.  Charles wife Sharon also preceded him in death, along with a son, Charles Cook.  Surviving also are 25 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Charles began his career in the missile industry at Patrick AFB in Cocoa Beach, Florida, working for “RCA” and later went to work at Langley AFB as a field engineer with Philco, still in the missile industry.  Charles eventually worked with the Federal Civil Service in the computer field.  During these years, he completed eight years with the Navy Reserves in which he received an honorable discharge.  Charles was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge #207 located in Bedford, Michigan.  While he was working with “CSA” he was a programmer, system analyst, specialist as well as a supervisor.  He took many college courses that pertained to all his work in military supplies, from orders to analyst.  After Charles was put on disability in 1986, he then moved back to the Battle Creek area to be close with his family.  Charles loved playing guitar, and music was a big part of his life.  He enjoyed playing country music.  He also enjoyed fixing up bicycles that he would give to kids that needed one.  He was an avid camper and would often take children with him on his many camping experiences.  Graveside service will take place at 12:30 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2022, at Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  Memories and condolences may be left for the family at

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan


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