Kenneth E. Cook, Dec. 30, 1956 — Jan. 7, 2013, of Columbia

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 9:23 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Kenneth E. Cook, 56, of Columbia, passed away January 7, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013, at Northwood Baptist Church, 2345 E. Northwood Dr., Columbia. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

Kenny was born December 30, 1956, in Columbia, to Robert E. and Helen O. Rice Cook. On October 26, 2007, he married Tonnie in Columbia, and she survives. He was a member of Northwood Baptist Church and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Other survivors include a son, Ryan Cook, and wife, Kathy, of Columbia; two sisters, Connie Boatman-Brissette, of Columbia, Joann Moreau and husband, Donnie, of Rocheport; three grandchildren, Brittany, Cara and Robert; four stepsons, Dell Vanderpool and wife Christy, Jerry Vanderpool, Richard Wright, Jr. and Robert Wright all of Columbia; and four stepgrandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Dale Cook and a granddaughter.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kenneth E. Cook Memorial Fund, making checks payable to Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.

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