Willard Rexford “Rex” Cook, Jr., 76, husband of Brenda Long Cook for 45 years, died December 21, 2020 after an extended illness. He was born on November 15, 1944 to the late Katherine and Willard Rexford Cook, Sr.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two children, Melissa (Danny) Correll of Paris and Steven Cook of Lexington; one brother Dick (Mary Ann) Cook of Dunnwoody, GA; two step grandchildren, Daniel (Cameron) Correll and Nick Correll; two granddogs, Kacey and Blake and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a lifetime worker in auto part sales and services, as well as the owner/operator of Cook Auto Parts Store (Carquest) in Cynthiana, KY, after which he worked until his retirement at Dotson Brothers of Paris, KY. He was a member of the New Life Ministries of Paris, KY. Rex also loved fishing, gardening, NASCAR and all UK Sports.
Pallbearers will be Roy Courtney, Michael Courtney, Sherriff Tony Asbury, Jr., Wayne Jones, Alan Dalton Abney, John Steiner, Jon Berryman and Woody Garrison.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Williams, Phyllis Courtney, Jessica Huerta, Vickie Herrington, Joe Herrington and Sharon Wright.
Rex was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother and friend. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Monday December 28, 2020 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Steve Baker and Pastor Jeff Jackson. Burial will be in the Paris Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Sunday December 27, 2020 at the funeral home.
The arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY 40361.