Raymond Earl Cook, 80, of Pomeroy, passed away, at 12:52 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017 in the Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Born February 27, 1937, in Syracuse, he was the son of the late George W. and Emma Louise Capehart Cook. He was a retired Second Mate for the Ohio River Company and also a United States Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the Rutland Nazarene Church and a member of the Drew Webster Post# 39 of the American Legion in Pomeroy.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Haggy Cook, whom he married on April 5, 2002 in Pearisburg, Virginia, sons, Kenneth Cook, of Pomeroy, Keith Cook, of Texas, daughters, Karen Powell, of New Burn, N.C., and Kellie Cook, of Charleston, W.V., a step-daughter, Melissa (Jamie) Barrett, of Long Bottom, ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. Sisters, Eva Mae Phillips, of Syracuse, and Della Miller, of Tucson, Az., and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents Raymond is preceded in death by his sisters, Macyle Searls, Edna Searls, and Florence Riebel, brothers, Harold Capehart, Cecil Cook, and Charles Cook.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Pomeroy. Rev. Ann Forbes will officiate and interment will follow with full military honors provided by the Drew Webster Post #39 in the Rocksprings Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensking.com