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January 22nd, 2022

richard cookRichard Lynn Cook, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 in Wichita.

He was born July 5, 1950 to Overend Otis and Jessie Beck Cook in Beaver, Okla. 

He married Linda Carol Rhoades June 13, 1981 in Liberal. She preceded him in death Dec. 22, 2009.

He graduated from Liberal High School. After high school, he served four years in the U.S. Army. 

For several years, he worked in the oil fields.

He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. 

He enjoyed fishing, cooking and listening to classic country music.

Survivors include daughter, Jessica Robinson, Wichita; sons: Cameron Strange, Houston, Texas, Michael Lewis, Tucson, Ariz., and Matthew Lewis, Wichita; sisters: Jody Thomas, Liberal, Nancy Cypret, Liberal, and Susan Hudson, Dumas, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and sons: Justin Lynn Cook, Troy Strange, and Mark Lewis.

• Cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life to be held later with inurnment in the Restland Memorial Park near Carthage, Texas, beside his wife Linda and son Justin.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the funeral home to assist the family with their final expenses.

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