Clois Earl Cook, 81, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his home in Plato.

He was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Lynchburg, son of Clyde and Eva Wade Cook. He and Eula Faye Koehler were married Jan. 21, 1955.

He was born and raised in the Lynchburg area. He attended the Sycamore one-room school and later attended Plato High School.

Shortly after he and Eula were married, they made their home on a beef farm in the Plato area. Besides being a beef farmer, he worked in road construction for 32 years.

He liked being outdoors. His favorite activities were doing heavy equipment work, taking care of his farm and cattle and spending time with his family. In his later years, he enjoyed fishing and going to the lake. He liked spending time with friends that he and Eula Faye made at the lake.

He made his profession of faith in Christ when he was 14 years old. He was a longtime member of the Roby Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Cook.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Eula of the home; a son, Bob Cook of Plato; a grandson; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Leland Cook of Bolivar, Leonard Cook of Lynchburg, Wayne Cook of Plato and James Cook of Lebanon; a sister Ruth Randolph of Lebanon; and many other family members and friends.

Services were Satureday, Jan. 25, at Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Brock Davis officiating. Burial with military honors was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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