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Funeral services for Everett Loyd Cook, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Gospel Hill Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Cook passed from this life on April 3, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

Everett, one of seven boys, was born July 4, 1927, in Ozark County, Missouri to Lee and Nancy Hopkins Cook. He attended grade school at Oak Mound and then Bakersfield High School. On November 24, 1946, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Myrtle Louise Burleson. After a four year stint stationed in Indiana with the United States Air Force, the couple settled in Howell County, Missouri. Before his retirement, Mr. Cook was a sheet metal cutter at DRS, formerly Southwest Truck Body and as a carpenter, built many homes in the Howell County area. He had been a member of the Pioneer and 101 Saddle Clubs and loved to coon hunt. Mr. Cook was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Gospel Hill Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Myrtle “Sofie” Cook, of the family home; one daughter, Linda Roberts, Caulfield, Missouri; two grandchildren, Brandon Roberts, wife, Hillary and Brian Roberts, wife, Martha; one brother, Jack Cook, Mountain Home, Arkansas; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Hayes, Springfield, Missouri and Bobbye Burleson, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and five brothers, Fred, Melvin, Robert, Elmer “Drump” and Charles Cook, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Gospel Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Hill Cemetery or Gospel Hill Church Library Fund, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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