Cook, Sr., Billy Ray

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Billy Ray Cook, Sr., 89, of Radford, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017.

He was a member of Grove United Methodist Church and a retired owner of Cook’s Clean Center. He was a U. S. Navy veteran during WWII and served for many years in the Navy Reserves. Bill was a lifetime member of the Radford Fire & Rescue Dept. where he began his service in 1951 and later achieved the rank of Captain.

He was preceded in death on February 8th by his wife and love of his life, JoAnn K. Cook. Also preceding him in death are his parents, Walter and Georgia Cook; his first wife, Irene Young Cook; daughter Susan Cook Shockey; son, Stephen J. Irby; grandson, Matthew James Cook; sister and brother-in-law, Georgia Lee and Bill Kelley; and brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Cherokee Cook.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis Lee and Teresa Cook of Christiansburg, Billy Ray Cook, Jr. of Elliston and Jeffrey Lee and Kimberly Irby of Radford; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Alice and Sam Linkous of Blacksburg; grandchildren, Robbie, Chris, Scott, Travis, Mary, Sarah, Michael and Robert; 6 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Frankie Cook of Radford; and very special grand dogs, Henry, Bella and Chip.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Grove United Methodist Church in Radford. Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard Patterson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Radford Fire & Rescue, 1500 Wadsworth St., Radford, VA 24141 or Grove United Methodist Church General Fund, 1020 Tyler Avenue, Radford, VA 24141.

The Cook family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com