Robert "Bob" Earl Cook

Robert "Bob" Earl Cook

Robert “Bob” Earl Cook was born on March 15, 1940, in Macomb, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Prague, Oklahoma, at the age of 75. Bob, the son of Leonard Earl and Edna B. (Brown) Cook, was a long-time resident of Prague. He graduated from Prague High School and then attended NEO in Miami, OK. While at NEO, he was a member of the Junior Rose Bowl National Championship Team and was inducted into the NEO Football Hall of Fame. Bob transferred to Central State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education before proudly serving his country in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965. Upon discharge, Bob furthered his education with a Master’s degree from Central State University. He married Sharon Adele Royer on July 18, 1968. He was a teacher, coach, driver’s education instructor, and administrator for many years in Manford, Snyder, and Davenport before retiring from Prague in 1995. After retiring, he continued to work on grounds maintenance and as a bus driver for Prague Public Schools where he supported further generations of Prague students. Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church of Prague. He loved watching bull riding and Hallmark movies. He loved fishing, going to church, and going to ball games, supporting anything that involved the children of Prague. He also enjoyed spending time with his little buddy, Toby. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Dale Lee Qualls. Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Sharon Cook of Prague; daughter, Bobbie Denise Qualls of Howard, KS; granddaughter, Courtney Lyn Smith of Edmond; brother and sister-in-law, Jvon L. and Pat Cook of Prague; nieces and nephews, J.R. Cook, Chase and Jennifer Cook and Janon Gosnell; other numerous family and friends. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. The Cook family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons and Bro. Scott Hamilton officiating. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.
March 15, 1940 - December 12, 201503/15/194012/12/2015
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Jill Moore Sweazy
December 18, 2015
I am so glad that you all came to our class reunion in May, it was a treat to see Coach Cook. He was always so kind and patient. You have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be there.
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Darlene Richardson
December 15, 2015
To the Cook family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Steve and I both have fond memories of Mr. Cook for so many years! He was always kind and considerate to talk to and truly cared about all he was around! Bobbie you were truly blessed with a wonderful father! Lov... Continue Reading
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John F. Kolar
December 15, 2015
Bob in 1954(about) you were fishing in Grimes pond, by our house, you with your brother and Freddie Gregory, you all came to our house about 8PM and you had a fish hook through your ear. Woodrow(Dad) cut it our for you and you were so brave. Was at Central State with you... Continue Reading
Candle of Warmth was posted for Robert "Bob" Earl Cook.
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Sheri Cooper
December 15, 2015
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Candle of Memories was posted for Robert "Bob" Earl Cook.
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Tony and Linda Coffey
December 15, 2015
Tony and Linda Coffey purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Robert "Bob" Earl Cook.
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Love, Chad & Misty Griffith and Children.
December 15, 2015
Love, Chad & Misty Griffith and Children. purchased the Full Of Love Bouquet for the family of Robert "Bob" Earl Cook.
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John and Shirley Tiger
December 15, 2015
John and Shirley Tiger purchased the Emerald Garden Basket for the family of Robert "Bob" Earl Cook.
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John Tiger
December 15, 2015
Bob, I wish your family to be comforted at this time and I know you and the Lord together will provide them means of dealing with your passing. I have the memories of our time spent together with Alfred, Leslie at N.E.O as Golden Norsemen. I remember how positive you wer... Continue Reading
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Kay Kelly
December 15, 2015
Bobbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you. Kay Kelly