Obituary: Dillon L. Cook

Dillon L. Cook of Golden Valley passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix. He was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Ashtabula, Ohio.

He retired after a long career as a semi driver; he worked for Anchor Motor Express in Lordstown, Ohio. He received Safe Driver awards numerous times. In 1995 he moved to Arizona with his wife, Sally. He worked for the Kingman Daily Miner for 10 years.

Dillon was a part-time musician, playing on weekends with the Modernaires. He played banjo, guitar and mandolin, and did vocals.

Dillon was preceded in death by his father, Claude Cook; mother, Mabel O'Dell; half-sister, Claudette Cook; grandchild, Tracy Lawton; and nephew, William Hayes.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sally; son, Dennis Cook of Columbia, S.C.; daughters, Donna (Chris) Yoder of Abilene, Texas and Linda (Ken) Fenslage of Saybrook, Ohio; step-sister, Mildred Bryan of Mentor, Ohio; stepchildren, which he raised, stepdaughter, Debora (Brian) Rayl of Chardon, Ohio; stepson, David L. Putka of Holly Springs, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

As he requested, there will be no service. He donated his body to ScienceCare.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.