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Lloyd Granville Cook
Feb 28,1920---Jul 31,2017

Lloyd Granville Cook passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, his parents, Homer and Eula, and his brother Homer. His is survived by his four children, Susanne Kissane, Greg Cook (Karen), Marcia Cook, and Warren Cook (Kerrie), three grandchildren, Zachary Kissane, Gabrielle Lindsey (Matt), and Alyssa Cook, and two great grandchildren, Eleanor Lindsey and Lincoln Lindsey.



Lloyd was born on February 28, 1920, in Fort Worth, TX. As a child, the family moved to Muskogee, OK, and then to the Boonville, MO, area. He delivered newspapers and caddied in his youth, playing golf when he could. He graduated from LSE High School in 1938. He attended the University of MO for 1 semester, then went to work for the MKT railroad in 1940. In 1943, he was drafted and staged for the invasion of the Japanese mainland. Since the war ended before the invasion, he was reassigned to the Medical Corp and spent several months in Tokyo. He spoke with compassion for the Japanese people living amid the devastation. He returned to again work for the MKT railroad, which he did for just a few months short of 50 years. He married his wife, Dorothy Kent, on June 11, 1950. He was attracted to Dorothy because she was a good dancer. In later life, they would travel to tea dances throughout the area.


Lloyd loved music, particularly jazz. His wife said they spent their honeymoon in record stores in West Palm Beach, FL. Surprisingly, the older he got, the more varied his musical tastes became. He also loved the game of golf. He helped establish the Boonville Golf Association, which was granted access to Kemper Military School’s golf course. He managed the golf course pro shop, and marshaled for the course after age made actually playing the game too painful. Lloyd enjoyed fishing, bowling, vegetable gardening, and watching sporting events, particularly baseball and college basketball. As the family name might indicate, he was a good cook. He loved a good party, especially if there was dancing. He was in his element at an alumni party. He enjoyed telling stories and good, honest conversation. Most who partook with him seemed to enjoy it, too.


Services will be held September 30, 2017, at 11:00 AM with visitation at 10:00 AM at the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Boonville and private burial in Mexico, MO.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Boonville R-1 Education Foundation, Inc., 736 Main Street, Boonville, MO 65233 or online at

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Memorial Service
Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church
407 E. Spring St.
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Date of Service:
Sep 30 ,2017
Time of Service:
11:00 am
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