Lee Cook

Jul 01, 2019

Searsport — Lee Richard Cook entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he left us Jan. 29, 2019, in Richmond, Va. He was born Aug. 5, 1947, to Shirley and Irene (Ward) Cook of Searsport.

He is survived by his wife Alicia of Virginia; his father; his service dog Buddy; sons, Gary Cook of Belfast, Troy Cook of Florida, Eros and Lee Cook of New Hampshire; his daughters, Heaven Cook, Cindy McMahon of Maine and Anna Cook of Virginia, two stepchildren, Alsion and Phillip Linne of Virginia; 16 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; his siblings, Ruth (Frank) Spacco of Massachusetts, Ronald (Barbara) Cook of Searsport, and Brenda Williams of New Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his mother (2017) and Bernadette (Monaghan) Cook (2005).

Lee left Maine in the '60s when he was drafted into the Army, in which he served two years, came out and was in active reserves until he joined the United States Navy. He retired from the Navy in 1995 as chief. During his time in the Navy he was a recruiter based in Bangor. When he retired he opened his own business, Cook's Sewing Machine Sales and Services, in Virginia. He built a new sewing machine called the Carpet Wizard in 2009. It was a walking-foot carpet-binding machine. Along with running his business, the Navy was still in his life. He went on ships and repaired sewing machines. He went into complete retirement in 2010 after 15 years in business.

He was a member of the M/C (Vietnam Vets Biker's Club) and CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association). Both clubs are based in Virginia.

He will be greatly missed by his best friends of 30-plus years, Larry and Ruth Ann Dunn of Virginia.

We want to say thank you to all who took care of Lee at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va., and to everyone who was sending prayers and support to his family during this time.

Graveside service will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Searsport on Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m.

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