Tom Cook, 52, passed away Monday evening, under the summer solstice moon, with his wife and sister at his side.
Tom was born in Marion, July 1, 1963, the son of Charles and Peggy (Glover) Cook, was a life resident of this area and graduated from Marion Bennett High School in 1981. He attended Ball State University and later, Ivy Tech in Marion, where he met the love of his life, Tina.Tom’s keen wit, humor, memory and being a good listener helped him “catch” Tina and they were married September 3, 2005 in Marion.
Tom was employed at R.L. McCoy Contractors, prior to his accident, was an avid boater and enjoyed going to the Salamonia Reservoir, where he was notorious for spraying “rooster tails” with his boat on people. He was very outgoing and didn’t know a stranger, especially to others bound to wheelchairs. Tom would offer his generosity and assistance to anyone and his kind and loving nature drew people to him.He had a passion for NASCAR, Rusty Wallace, being his favorite. He and Tina traveled extensively and Tom remained faithful to attending his son’s sporting events.
Surviving is his wife, Tina; son, Corey (Lindsey) and their children, Avanly & Bentley; daughter Michelle Maddix (Dustin) and their children, Rain & River; his mother Peggy Cook; eight sisters: Linda (Bob) Tempini, Cathy (Bill) Lofton, Lisa (Greg) Sheward, Carol (Rich) Fairbanks, Janet Arnold, Jennifer (Tony) Bailey, Melanie (Tod) Waters, and Marlene Wolfe (Paul Powell). Four brothers, Terry (Lita) Cook, Tim Cook, Todd Cook and Ted Cook (Amanda Krim) as well as many, many nieces & nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews.He is preceded in death by his father, grandmother, Delight Purvis and best friend, Darryl Carter.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, June 26th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at God’s House, located at 216 W. 6th St., Marion.
The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at St. Paul Parish, 1031 W. Kem Rd., Marion, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of the mass. Cremation will follow.Memorials may be made in Tom’s name to God’s House, Center for Success, 216 W. 6th St., Marion, Indiana 46953
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com.