Melvin B. Cook © Cherokee Messenger and Republican 08-1991 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Funeral services for Melvin B Cook, 77, were at 10 AM Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Hornish officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Goodwin Funeral Home. He died August 3, 1991 at St. Mary's Hospital in Enid.
He was born February 14, 1914 in Protection, Kansas, to Walter L. And Jesse Mae Baker Cook. They lived in Coldwater Kansas until they came to Oklahoma in 1927. They moved to Cherokee in 1928. He graduated from Cherokee high school in 1931 and from Northwestern State College, Alva, in May 1935.
On August 28, 1935 he married Mary Grace Overstreet, and they lived in Cherokee until his death.
He was in the grocery business with his father and brother Leslie from 1935 to 1970 when his brother's failing health prompted the family to close the store after 42 years in business. He retired in 1979.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
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