Richard Melvin Cook

December 15, 1935 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 84)


Mr. Richard Melvin Cook, age 84, of Pelham, North Carolina, passed on December 7, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Cook was born on December 15, 1935, in Caswell County, North Carolina, to the late Sam Sanford Cook and Rosa Durham Cook. Mr. Cook lived his life in Caswell County where he worked at Disston for many years. After the closure of Disston, Mr. Cook worked for Stratford House. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Cook is survived by his children, Debbie C. Harville of Pelham and Susan C. Baker (Donnie) of Danville; Grandchildren, Jessica H. Pritchett (Tim) of Pelham and Jordan B. Evans (Jimmy) of Danville; Great-grandchildren, Jaxon L. Pritchett and Jagger L. Evans; step-great-granddaughter, Zoe E. Pritchett; special friend, Hazel Webb; and sister, Barbara Wray (Cecil) of Providence.  .

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cook was predeceased by his loving wife, Rebecca “Becky” Clark Cook; sisters, Mildred Gunnell, Lois Turner, Catherine Bean, Marie Allred, Martha Riggs; brothers, Silas, Calvin, Aubrey and Garland Cook. 

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2 PM at Lively Stones Baptist Church with Reverend Michael Kent officiating. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens.     

The family request that attendees wear mask out of respect for the family and other attendees.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of DaVita Dialysis in Eden, North Carolina for the special care Mr. Cook received while he was under their care. Also, the family would like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Cook’s special caregiver; Mike Labie.

Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Cook family.

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Funeral Service
December 9, 2020

2:00 PM
Lively Stones Baptist Church

Interment following funeral service
December 9, 2020

Danville Memorial Gardens
510 Church Avenue
Danville, VA 24541

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