Matthew Travis Shelby Cook, 38, of St. Louis passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.
He was born on November 4, 1984, in Columbia, Missouri to William Ray and Julie Ann (Wekenborg) Cook.
Matthew graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2003 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2007 and a master’s degree in Psychology both from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
He was a Master Level Case Manager at BJC Behavior Health.
Matthew loved the St. Louis Blues and was a loyal fan. He also enjoyed college football, and a variety of music particularly rock and roll. He was a history enthusiast particularly anything about the civil war. Matthew had a huge network of friends through online gaming and fellow sports fans.
He was a volunteer at the Humane Society in St. Louis and adopted a pit bull and was active in an organization that discouraged breed specific discrimination. He also volunteered for suicide prevention.
Survivors include his parents, William and Julie Cook, Jefferson City; a brother, Brian Cook, Kansas City; a sister, Jamie (Ryan) Borgmeyer, Wardsville; and a nephew and niece, Nolan Borgmeyer, and Ellen Borgmeyer.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James Herman and Virginia Lee Wekenborg and his paternal grandparents, Robert Thales and Eva Mae Cook.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2022, at Trimble Funeral Homes.
Memorials are suggested to Yadi’s Pittie Pals for Central Missouri.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City. trimblefunerals.com