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Richard Lynn Cook

October 1, 1959 — October 1, 2023

Jefferson City, Missouri

Richard Lynn Cook, 64, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born October 1, 1959, in St. Louis, the son of Uhlan Allen and Lily Louise (Sullivan) Cook.

Richard was a 1978 graduate of Cabool High School and received an Associate’s degree in Electronics from Missouri Technical School in 1986.

He was united in marriage on October 15, 1983, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City to Karen Louise Kresl who survives at the home.

Richard worked at various companies including Frozen Foods Express as a truck driver, Acme Rental & 905 Liquor setting up events in the St. Louis area, was a store manager for Radio Shack, and was an Enumerator for the USDA – NASS Missouri Field Office.  In his spare time, Richard worked at Richard Moffat Auction Service and Jefferies & Smart Auctions. He was always bringing home treasures from the auctions.

Richard’s most rewarding job was raising his three children. He was really excited to be a Grandpa and spoil his granddaughter, Lily.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  He was Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed quilting, a skill he learned from his late mother, Lily. Richard loved to tinker on anything that needed fixing.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Cook, Jefferson City; three children, Joseph Cook, Jefferson City; Katelyn (Tevin) Townson, Columbia; William (Andrea) Cook, Ashland; one granddaughter, Lily Townson; two siblings, Linda Cantrell, Springfield, MO; Kathy Cook, Mountain Grove, MO; and a sister-in-law, Sena Cook, Waynesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irene (Jr.) Manning, Mary (Carol) Woods; two brothers, John Cook, James Cook; and a brother-in-law, Lester Cantrell.

Visitation will be 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City with a prayer service at 2 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Flatley officiating.

Burial will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family for Richard’s future grandchildren’s educational needs (checks payable to Karen Cook).

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Lynn Cook, please visit our flower store.

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

2:30 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, October 9, 2023

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1206 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO, MO 65101

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