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Carlton Bradley Cook

July 1, 1953 — March 16, 2021

Carlton Bradley (Brad) Cook, age 67, of Marion, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 after an extended illness. Brad was born on July 1, 1953, to Carlton and Betty Cook. Brad was a 1971 graduate of Ridgedale High School in Marion, Ohio where he played football. To his friends, Brad was better known as “Cookie”. He spent his career working as an Aircraft engineer. His career required him to travel throughout the United States working on military aircraft. Brad worked for Boeing and had the opportunity to work with NASA and the Department of Defense. In his leisure time, Brad enjoyed playing golf.

Brad was a big Buckeye and Browns fan and loved watching them play. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and Facetiming his “Bestie”Bri. He lived vicariously through his grandchildren. He adored his children and would do anything for them.

Brad was known to be a man of firm convictions and his willingness to stand for those convictions. He believed everyone had the right to express their beliefs without judgment. For those he loved, Brad was protective, loyal and generous. He was a man of deep faith, which at the end of his life helped him cope with his decline in health.

Brad was preceded in death by his mother Betty Cook and his son Jamie Cook. He is survived by his father Carlton (Susan) Cook, brothers Bob (Debbie) Cook and Jeff (Jeanie) Cook, his sister Barb Cook, three of his children, Jon Cook, Amy Cook, and Amber (Ryan) Geiser. He is also survived by seven grandchildren Keenan Cook, Jordan Riebel, Ally Riebel, Briana Riebel, Collin Geiser, Addison Geiser, Emma Geiser and girlfriend Sandy Brown.

A Celebration of Life for Brad will be held at Richland Road Church in Marion, Ohio Monday, March 22, 2021 from 5-8 pm. The family would love for all friends and family to come in Brad’s favorite sports teams attire, Buckeyes and Browns.

Brad found comfort in the song, “If You Could See Me Now” by the group Truth and wanted to include these lyrics in has last words to his family and friends:

Our Prayers have all been answered
I finally arrived
The healing that had been delayed
Has now been realized
No one's in a hurry
There's no schedule to keep
We're all enjoying Jesus
Just sitting at His feet
Chorus:
If you could see me now
I'm walking streets of gold
If you could see me now
I'm standing tall and whole
If you could see me now
You'd know I've seen His face
If you could see me now
You'd know the pain's erased
You wouldn't want me to ever
leave this place
If you could only see me now

My light and temporary trials
Have worked out for my good
To know it brought Him glory
When I misunderstood
Though we've had our sorrows
They can never compare
What Jesus has in store for us
No language can share
(Repeat Chorus X2)

You wouldn't want me to ever
leave this perfect place
If you could only see me now

If you could see me now
If only you could see me now
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Celebration Of Life

Monday, March 22, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Richland Road Church of Christ

535 Richland Road, Marion, OH 43302

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