William Donnan Cook, 84, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 29th, 1933 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Richard Ray and Thelma Evelyn (Donnan) Cook. Bill married Shirley Graver on October 15th, 1960, sharing what was soon to be 57 loving years of marriage together.
Bill was a U.S. Veteran serving 8 years with the Air Force and an additional 2 years with the 180th Reserve. He traveled all over the world while serving his country, teaching instruments of airplanes to pilots and other servicemen. Bill was an active member of Robinson-Locke Lodge #669, F&AM, the Scottish Right Valley of Toledo and the Zenobia Shrine and Jeepster Unit. He was Past President in 1972 and 1990, as well as Past Treasurer of the Jeepster Unit.
Bill founded the William D. Cook Company and continued to lead his company to success for 45 years. He was also a member of The Church of St. Andrew United Methodist for 50 years. Bill was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and loved to travel with his family, especially to Siesta Key. But what he cherished most of all was the time spent with his family and friends.
Bill was a wonderful and loving husband and father of two. He is survived by his wife, Shirley M. (Graver) Cook; daughters, Caren (Gary) Beddoes and Cathy (Scott) Burkett; 5 grandchildren, Sarah Beddoes, Emily (Jake) Lindhurst, Jennifer (Drew) Saltzstein, Jason Donnan Burkett and Matthew Scott Burkett and great grandson, Lucas Donnan Lindhurst.
The family will receive guests Sunday, October 8th from 2-5:00 p.m. & 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Monday, October 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Zenobia Temple, 8048 Broadstone, Perrysburg, OH 43551.
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