Donald Wayne Cook, Shelbyville


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Donald Wayne Cook, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville. He was born Aug. 7, 1938, in Portland, Tenn., the son of William Donald and Odessa Vera (O'Neal) Cook.  On Sept. 17, 1960, he married his wife, of 53 years, Mary Jo Peelman.

Donald Wayne graduated in 1956 from Manual High School in Indianapolis. He retired from Ford Motor Co., as a machine operator, in 2009, after 49 ½ years of service. Donald Wayne was an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 84. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed hunting, fishing and square dancing. He also enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds.

Donald is survived by his wife; sons, Alan Scott  (Karen) Cook and Bobby Joe (Donna) Cook, both of Shelbyville; daughters, Sarah Faye (Hal) Webb, of Wooster, Ohio, Candy Long of Greenfield, Donna Jo (Michael) Johnson and Sue Cook, both of Shelbyville; sister, Gloria Annetta Caine of Southport; brother, Bobby Leroy Cook of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Adam Scott, Amber Richardson, Dustin Cook, Hal Webb III, Rachel Bierdeman, Megan Goff and Melissa McLane; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

Online condolences may be shared with the Cook family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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