Robert Allen Cook, 65, of Gardner, Kan passed away Feb. 17, 2019 at Olathe Medical Center.
Robert was born July 23, 1953 in Gardner, Kan to Jack Lee and Hazel Marie (Rose) Cook. He was a lifelong Gardner resident. Robert was a 1972 graduate of Gardner High School. For over 20 years he was the owner and mechanic for R & J Automotive Old Fashioned Service. Robert was a member of the Gardner Masonic Lodge, the National Street Rod Assoc. and the National Hot Rod Assoc. He enjoyed custom car shows, drag racing and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Robert will be missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Jack Lee Cook, step-father, Phillip Garey and mother, Hazel Marie Garey. Robert is survived by his brother, Steven and wife Jody Garey, Overland Park, Kan; sister, Rozan Cook, Gardner, Kan and longtime friend, Jim Dean, Olathe, Kan and countless friends.
Memorial Service will be 4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at New Life Community Church, 17935 S. Moonlight Rd., Gardner. Visitation will be 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm before the service. Immediately following the Memorial service, there will be a Gathering of family and friends at the Tumbleweed Saloon Bar and Grill, 615 E. Main, Gardner. A Celebration of Life is being planned by friends to be held in the spring with a place to be determined followed by an inurnment at a later date in Gardner Cemetery, Gardner. The family is asking anyone that has pictures they would like to share please send them to RobertCookPics@gmail.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bikers for Babies.www.bikersforbabies.org. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.