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COOK, Harry B. "Bill," 88, took the hand of his Heavenly Father January 9, 2014. He was born August 9, 1925 in Terry, W.Va., the son of Warren and Malie Cook. He was preceded in death by his son, Bruce; parents; and brother, Thomas Cook. Bill was a long-time member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. He served with the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the C&O Railroad after 41 years of service. Bill was a quiet, kind and gentle man and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 67 years, Rose "Ann"; beloved daughter, Melissa Safritt and husband, Myron; two special grandchildren, Clayton Safritt and wife, Kim, and Stacie Anderson and husband, David; two precious great-grandchildren, Nathan Safritt and Savannah Anderson; and loving daughter-in-law, Linda Cook. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Bliley's - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, January 13, 2014. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CEF of Greater Richmond, www.cefrichmond.org, or Spina Bifida Association, www.spinabifidaassociation.org.

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