Derrill “Cookie” Cook, age 64 of Pekin, passed away Friday, August 20,
2021, at his home, with his beloved wife, Barbara, at his side.
Born September 27, 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of the
late Wilbur L. and Gloria (Andrews) Cook.
He retired from Kitchen Kompact in Jeffersonville after 28 years and was
a lifelong mechanic. He was a resident of Washington County for most of
his life and attended West Washington Schools.
He enjoyed spending his free time four-wheeling and at the family farm.
On November 27, 1991, he married his soul mate, Barbara (Hannah) Cook,
Also surviving are 2 daughters: Leslie (Eddie) Warren of Palmyra and
Angi (Kevin) Turner-Parker of Sellersburg; 2 sons: Shane (Andrea) Hargis
of Salem and Cassidy (Tasha) Marion of Paoli; 2 brothers: Ronnie Renfro
of Underwood and Bruce Leffler of Georgia; 10 grandchildren: Jonathan
Caldwell, Hannah Herron, David McCormick Jr, Seth Warren, Bradey, Halle,
and Niles Hargis, Gavin, Cherish, and Mariah Marion. And 1 great
grandchild, Luna Herron. His grandchildren also included 6 extended
family members: Jade Bryant, Logan and Owen Hughes, Brandon Ault, and
Isaiah and Lilly Webb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Debra Cook,
Stepmother: Lucille Cook, and Stepfather: Stanley Leffler.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Tuesday, August 24, and Wednesday after 10 am
at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem.
The funeral service will begin 11 am at Dawalt Funeral Home followed by
interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions to:
Mt. Carmel Cemetery
6906 South Bud Miller Rd.
Salem, Indiana 47167