James Loyd Cook
Was born April 3, 1945 on the family farm south of Cyril to Earl and Myrtle May (Harper) Cook. He passed away June 3, 2018 in Chickasha, OK at the age of 73.
James, or JL, as his friends called him, graduated from Cyril High School and later graduated from OSU with an Associate’s Degree in Journalism. He worked for the Cyril News as a type setter, and then later went to work as an industrial electrician for Merimont Corporation then Delta Faucet. He owned the Cyril Bar for several years and then became a self-professed ‘horse trader’. A member of the Cyril Round-Up Club, he provided horse stock for the rodeo. JL also belonged to the NRA and the OK Scuba Divers. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Cyril.
He is survived by:
1 son, and his wife-
William and Jamie Cook Springfield, MO
1 daughter and her wife-
Lisa and Jennifer Cook Colorado, Springs, CO
Ashlee and husband, JR Hoyt; Lauren and husband, Sean Hendrix; Ethan Cook, Hannah and husband, Jeremy McCormick
Ian Hoyt, Ellie McCormick
6 step-great-grandchildren and one more on the way
He was preceded in death by:
3 brothers- T.L. Anderson, R.D. Anderson, E.W. Cook
1 sisters- Mary Lee Vasser
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 6th at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church with Kip Ackley, pastor of Calvary Temple, officiating and assisted by Phil Hill. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Apache under the direction of Cyril Funeral Home.
The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-7 PM for visitation.