Obituary for William A "Bill" Cook

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William A "Bill" Cook

September 3, 1953 - June 1, 2015

William A. "Bill" Cook, age 61, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, June 1, 2015 at his home at Lamb Lake in Trafalgar.

He was born on September 3, 1953 in New Castle. Bill was a 1972 graduate of New Castle High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Manchester College in 1976. While at Manchester College, Bill earned Varsity Letters in Track and Cross Country. He also earned his Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America in 1971.

He married Connie Welch on September 25, 1976 in North Manchester. Together they raised two sons: Bryan (Kristin) Cook of Bargersville and Shawn (fiancé, Stephanie Tutterow) Cook of Bloomington. Bill is also survived by his companion: Ginny Byrket of Westfield; siblings: Priscilla (Lee) Hullinger of Greentown, Anne (Leon) Kissick of Deltona, FL and Jeff (Connie) Alexander of Muncie; grandchildren: Elijah, Jonah and Harper Cook; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was the owner and agent of Bill Cook State Farm Agency in Nashville from 1990 to present. He was a member of the State Farm's Presidential Club and earned many other recognitions for his success. Prior to State Farm, he held the position of Customer Service Manager for PSI.

Bill was a member of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, Lamb Lake Homeowner's Association, South Central REMC and the Kiwanis Club. He was an avid fan and season ticket holder of the Indianapolis Colts. Bill was also a fan of Indiana University Athletics. He enjoyed living at Lamb Lake where he could enjoy the outdoors by boating, skiing and entertaining his family and friends.

A celebration of Bill's life will be officiated by his brother, Jeff Alexander, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 3 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Bill to the Honey Rock Camp for Youth Leadership and Development, 8660 Honey Creek Road, Three Lakes, WI 54562.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Cook family at .

Information: 812-597-4670.


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Born: September 3, 1953
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Condolences for William Cook

Norbert Garvey posted on 1/1/00

Marti and I were sorry to hear of Bill's passing, we were insured with Bill through State Farm for decades. Bill always took good care of us. Please accept our deepest sympathies at this time. Norbert and Marti Garvey


Jody (Kahn) Mason posted on 1/1/00

I was so incredibly sorry to hear of Bill's passing. "Uncle" Bill was such a wonderful, charismatic person, and always felt like an extended part of the Kahn family. I will miss hearing stories from his college days, as well as seeing the huge smile that my parents would always have on their faces when Bill was around. We are sending our condolences to Bryan, Shawn, Ginny, and all of the Cook family. He will be greatly missed.


John Parsley posted on 1/1/00

Susie and I are glad to have known and worked with Bill and his State Farm Staff. Our prayers are that God's peace will be a firm reality for the Cook family.


Debbie Allen posted on 1/1/00

Please know your family/friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill was such a very special man who had a huge heart! When I was a new agent in the Bloomington, IN area, Bill introduced him, always welcomed me, offered to help and gave me advice that was outstanding. He will be greatly missed by his State Farm family. God bless.


Kevin Grider posted on 1/1/00

Bill and I have been Fellow State Farm Agents over the last 15 years. Bill always brought with him, a contagious smile and a friendly and positive attitude, wherever he went. I will miss him very much!


Tom Kahle posted on 1/1/00

Deepest Sympathy. We are sorry for your loss. State Farm agent in Huntingburg.


Pam & Larry Holland posted on 1/1/00

Bill was our agent for many years and was always a good and honest man. He will be missed. Rest in peace.


Karen Grider posted on 1/1/00

I am so saddened that Bill is not with us any longer. He was a great person. I worked with Bill for many years at State Farm and I never saw him without a smile on his face. He will be missed by many people whose lives he has touched.


Bob Sinclair posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have worked with Bill over the past 8 years and truly enjoyed each and every one of my visits with him. He made me smile every time I was there. He was simply one of the good guys! He will be missed by all.


Christine Obergfell posted on 1/1/00

Bill was a very caring and selfless man. He warmly invited everyone into his home (me casa you casa). He knew no strangers. His family was first and loved very much by Bill, especially the grandchildren,and they loved their PAPAW and will really miss him. We are glad to have been a part of his life and share many great memories. Rest peacefully among the angels Bill. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Bryan&Kristin, Shawn&Stephanie and all the family. We will miss you Bill. Steve and Chris


Bob, Sherry, Nicole and Garth McDermid posted on 1/1/00

To the Cook family: Bill was a wonderful neighbor, great human being and thought the world of his family. He will be missed by all of us on Quail Run. Our condolences to the whole family.


Joe/Annette Beane posted on 1/1/00

On behalf of Joe, Dusty and myself, here at Service Master, we want to extend our sincere condolences to everyone at Cook State Farm and Bill's loving and caring family. He was a man who always met you with a smile, our professional relationship will be missed.


Jon Watson posted on 1/1/00

Bill not only was my agent but my friend. He always had a smile on his face and knew how to put a positive spin on everything. I am proud to have known him. I will miss him greatly.


Anthony May posted on 1/1/00

We are lifting you up in prayer. May the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit surround you. Tony and Cheryl


Sherry Gore posted on 1/1/00

To the Cook family and everyone at Cook State Farm: It was nice to work with Bill and his team. We will miss his positive spirit and kindness.


Mike and Becky Smith posted on 1/1/00

Bill was a good man. A good friend to all he knew and will be sadly missed.


Barba Baer posted on 1/1/00

Bill was such a great guy. He was a wonderful father, and the best cheerleader they could ever ask for. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this loss. Joe & Barba Baer and family