Johnny Dee Cook, of Perry, fought a long, hard battle with (GBM) Glioblastoma Multiforme cancer with his wife, Barbara, by his side. John went home to be with his Lord at home on Oct. 3, 2017. He was 69.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Trout Funeral Home of Perry Chapel with Chaplain Gene Owens officiating.
John was born on May 11, 1948, to Cloyd and Milda (Rose) Cook in Ponca City. He graduated from Ponca City High School in 1966. He served in the National Guard. John and Barbara Chilcoat were married March 14, 1986, in Miami, Okla. John retired from Ditch Witch after 30 years as a machinist.
John enjoyed photography and traveling. He was a simple man. You would always see him in his Harley Davidson shirts, OU shirts and jeans. He was a collector of everything, but mostly, marbles, knifes, and die cast cars. He enjoyed working in his yard. He enjoyed riding his Harley and going on roadtrips with his friends. He loved going to OU games. He enjoyed playing pool in his man cave while listening to albums on his turn table.
John had “three angels” come into his life recently. His daily caregiver, Kiersten Woods, his hospice nurse, Donna, and nurse aide, Lizzy.
Survivors include a son, Donald Cook, of Ponca City; a daughter, Teri Cook, and fiance, Randy Brandon, of Wellston; stepdaughter, Crystal, and husband, Kevin Gilbreath, of Perry; grandchildren, Hunter and Ashlyn Conatser of Oklahoma City, Austin Johnston of Tampa, Fla., Kaylen Johnson of Crescent, Noah Bray of Wellston, Brailey and Cannon Gilbreath of Perry; one great-grandchild, Jordan Privett of Crescent; in-laws, Jimmie and Evelyn Spillman, of Perry; two sisters, Margaret and husband, Gary Yates, of Ponca City, Joyce and husband, Monroe Eisenbitez, of Green Valley, Ariz.; sister-in-laws, Gloria Cook of Orlando, Okla., Marilyn and husband, Robert Kaufmann, of Newalla; brother-in-laws, Bob and wife, Karen Spillman, of Tucson, Ariz., and Mike Spillman of Seattle, Wash.; great friends, Dale Mason, Shannon Hamlett and Larry and his wife Donna Lamm.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Bob and Paul and wife Dorelen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Noble County Relay for Life, Perry Grandparents Club (Perry Wheatheart Nutrition Project) or Companion Hospice in care of at Trout Funeral Home of Perry, 1408 N 7th Street, Perry OK 73077. Online condolences may be made at www.troutperry.com