Robert Cooke, 69, of Fairfax, Virginia, died Saturday April 11, 2014 at Fair Oaks Hospital. He was born in Hickory, North Carolina. On June 19, 1965, he married Janice Willett at Community Methodist Church in Arlington, Virginia.
Robert was a retired automobile parts salesman and was a lifetime member of the Fairfax Wildlife Club. He was also in the U. S. Navy. Robert enjoyed playing baseball, softball, and NASCAR racing. He also enjoyed playing golf and gardening.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents Forest and Mamie Davis Cooke, brothers Kenneth Cook, Jerry Cook, and Danny Cook. Surviving are his wife, Janice Willett Cooke, daughter, Pamela L. Cooke Drechsler and husband Robert of Centreville, Virginia; brother Buddy Cook of South Mountain, North Carolina; sisters, Linda Williams, of Newton, North Carolina and Janice Burton of Vale, North Carolina. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Todd Drechsler and Megan Drechsler.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 17 at 11:30 at Everly Funeral Home located at 10565 Main Street in Fairfax, Virginia. Interment will be private. A visitation will be held prior to the memorial services from 10:30 to 11:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Life with Cancer
8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Fairfax Wildlife Club
P.O. Box 122
Catlett, VA 20119
American Cancer Society