Obituary: Harry O. Cook

March 8, 1938 – October 17, 2022

Harry O. Cook, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 2:53 p.m., Monday, October 17, 2022, at his residence.

Born March 8, 1938, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Charley and Edna (Brown) Cook. He married Lovie Tincher
on September 17, 1966, and she preceded him in death on November 28, 2012. He later married Joyce Whetsel and
she survives.

Harry was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from Purdue University as a farmer in 1996 and enjoyed gardening and hunting. He was a
member of the Leatherwood Christian Church, and the Pinhook Cemetery Association.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce, of Bedford; two daughters, Judy Ann Banks, and husband, Tim, of Buddha and Beverly Wade and husband, Gary, of Williams; two sons, James Earl Cook and Bobby Cook, and wife, Carrie, all of Bedford; a step-daughter, Sherri Aaron, of Anderson, IN; five grandsons, Bryan Banks, of Bedford, Nathaniel Banks, of Mitchell, Zack Banks, of Buddha, Stephen Davis, of Mitchell, and Jayden Cook, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Brittany Dalton, of Bedford; 3 great-grandchildren, Grayson and Liam Banks and Lathan Dalton; a sister, Virginia Hill, and husband, Larry, of Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, and two sisters, Ruth Ratliff and Rachel Garrison; a brother, Henry O. Cook; a granddaughter, Tori Cook.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter
Mortuary with Sherman Thomas officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th and from Noon until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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