Larry D. Cook, 79, of Belleville, Ill., born December 19, 1940, in Taylorville, Ill., passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, at his residence.
Mr. Cook attended Taylorville High School prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy and was a life member of the VFW where he served as a Past Commander. He retired from Peabody Coal Company. He formerly worked at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home. He was a member of the Illinois Pilots Association, a member of the Freeburg Masonic Lodge, and was an Ainad Shrine member. A member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Freeburg, Larry was also a member of the men’s club at the church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Cook, nee Owens, who died on September 16, 2012; a son, Larry D. Cook Jr.; his parents, Chester L. and Elva A., nee Brookens, Cook; five sisters, Janice Beck, Marcia Shelite, Mary Elizabeth Murray, Minnie Griffin, and Judy Zeitler; three brothers, Robert Cook, Stanley Cook, and Harvey L. Cook; a stepson, David Chadeayne; and a stepdaughter, Suzie Chadeayne.
Surviving are a sister, Rosetta (Jack) Neal of Sun City West, Ariz.; two stepsons, Gary (Shannon) Chadeayne and Tony (Melissa) Chadeayne; seven step-grandchildren, Meghan and Max Chadeayne, Ryan and Tyler Chadeayne, and Alyssa, Anthony, and Alexandria Chadeayne; a daughter-in-law, Kim Schewe; a special friend, Virginia Hackmann; nieces and nephews; and cousins.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, Ill., with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating. Military honors will be rendered before the mass.
Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo., at a later date.
Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, Ill.