Brian Cook, 56, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away September 4, 2019.
Brian was born February 14, 1963 to Cleaburn and Joanne (Rock) Cook in Stilwell, Okla. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building long range rifles and spending time with his family and friends. His work journey began at Pella Windows, he then became a Union Carpenter at ASI from which he retired. Then began working at Gear Headquarters as a machinist.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cleaburn Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Cook; daughter, Brandi and husband, Greg McGaugh; mother, Joanne Cook; sister, Pam Litton; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Excelsior Springs Baptist Church, with service following. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
I am Brian’s paternal Aunt, he was my Brothers oldest child, and only Son. Altho I didn’t get to see him very often, I have loving memories of him. Distance was a factor in our communication, since he was about 3 years old. I love him dearly and so sorry I am not physically able to make the trip for his services. I will have all his immediate Family in my Prayers and on my mind with heartfelt condolences forever.
Love, Aunt Mentha Cook.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God wrap His loving arms around you and watch over you. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Dom and Betty Giacobazzi
To the Cook family; my deepest condolences. I worked with Brian at Re-View and enjoyed his company immensely. He helped everyone who needed it, both professionally and personally, and went out of his way to make sure everyone felt included and appreciated. He would even burst out in song about each coworker that walked by with some personalized lyrics to bring out a smile. He often told me Joy was his rock in life, and the influence that made him strive to be such a good man. The world will feel his absence, but will always feel his love.
Joy, our hearts are heavy with your loss. Prayers for you and Brandy and the rest of your family. As part of your church family, we love you and if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call us. Brian was such a sweet spirited man. I am so glad to have seen him make his profession of faith. May God send his indescribable peace and love during this hard time. Love you!
Steve & Karla King
Brian was such a funny and talented guy. We went to school together and were friends. He always was smiling and laughing. My prayers are with the family.
Linda (Green) Rhodd
Thoughts and prayers to you all. Fond memories fill my heart and eyes. May God send His angels to console and keep you in this time of sorrow.
Lavonna J Hammons
Dear Joy and family,
I’m sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you during your grief. If you need to talk, I’m always here for you.
I’m so very sorry to hear this. Brian was a good man and always friendly, he would do anything for anyone. Your family is in my prayers. If you need anything just let me know, I will do my best to help.
I’ve been sadden by the news of cousin Brian’s passing, he has always seemed to me to be a good man, a proud father, devoted husband, a caring brother and faithful son and I pray for comfort and peace to find his family. I will always remember him playing Bakers Street on his saxophone in the back of his dads camper and the story of when the bear got into the truck with him! Until we meet again Cousin Brian!!
Joanne, Pam, Joy and family, we were so hurt to hear this. Brian and Dale were best friends. Dale said they were his family. Brian was best man in our wedding, he was a great friend. Thoughts and prayers with all of you. Cherish all your memories, remember he’s watching over you everyday. Brian will be missed terrible.
Love to you all,
Dale and Kim Schreck
My sincere condolences for this tragic loss.
My family sends our prayers to Y’all! I worked with Brian at the Utah State Capitol. He taught me a great deal about historic windows and rifles.
I worked With Brian at Re-View in the shop for a brief time.
I was hoping to reconnect with him after he retired to come check out his home shop. Sadly I waited to long to do so.
Brian was superbly talented in keeping his coworkers and myself in good spirits in the shop.
He was often referred to as the shops song bird due to him always singing or whistling an upbeat tune.
I looked up to Brian tremendously and I will never forget him.
My deepest condolences.