January 22, 1945 - April 16, 2021
Larry Allen Cook - January 22, 1945 - April 16, 2021 In the early evening hours of April 16th Larry left his home on Nashville Rd. to enter his eternal rest in heaven. His death was unexpected and was not due to Covid-19. Larry was born to Lawrence B. Cook and Margaret J. Cook in Corvallis, Oregon on January 22, 1945. His father was serving in WWII in the Pacific at that time, and his mother and Larry lived with her parents Marvin and Thelma Clark until his return. His grandparents would continue to be a large part of who Larry was to become. Larry lived with his family in Blodgett and Philomath before settling in Burntwoods. Larry's early years would be filled with normal childhood fun of fishing in the pond, hunting with his father, chores of milking the cows and all the other business of a farm. He attended school in Philomath until his family moved to Burntwood’s in 1955. At Eddyville School he began what would be an illustrious career of educational and athletic achievement. He was an outstanding scholar and graduated from Eddyville High School in 1963 with a 4.0 GPA. Larry excelled in athletics and received letters all four years of high school in football, basketball, and baseball. He was chosen All League and All State in Football in his junior and senior year. After high school he attended OSU, majoring in Physics. However, the call for a career in the outdoors was powerful and he left the academic life to join his father in the logging industry. He said many times that he looked out the window of his classroom, saw Mary's Peak and asked himself, "What am I doing here?" Larry began his logging career at the age of 12 when he began bumping knots and other odd jobs on his father's logging operation. His love for logging and time spent in the outdoors was to last for the next 64 years. Along with his father and two brothers (Dale & Tom) they would form DTL Logging which was a gift from their Dad. Larry's father died in _____. Leaving the three brothers to run the business. Eventually his two brothers left DTL to enter their own paths. This left Larry as the sole owner along with his wife Ann of DTL Logging. which would continue until his passing. It was his wish that DTL continue and his wife and son or taking over the management and ownership to make that a reality. Larry spent his entire logging career working for Starker Forest in Philomath. His ethics and hard work were admired by many and upon learning of his passing the family has been blessed by so many speaking of his integrity, honesty and kindness. Larry believed in leaving a logging site better than when he came and kept track of the replanting taking place and other enrichment to the land. His stewardship of his own personal land holdings as well as those he logged was to be admired. In his lifetime he thinned, and logged several tracts of land more than once. Trees are a renewable crop. He loved being a logger, he was proud of what he did for a living and we will forever be grateful that he was able to have a job that brought him so much pleasure. Larry married Ann Eagleson on June 19, 1965 in Corvallis, Oregon. They had been high school sweethearts and would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this coming June. They settled in the Eddyville community, first in down town Eddyville in a house that they renovated following the great flood of 1964. (22" of water in the house at flood level.) They moved to Nashville Rd. in 1969 where they have lived for 54 years. Larry and Ann welcome their son Laric Shane in 1967, daughter Wendy Ann would join the family in 1970 and daughter Joleane Marie would complete their family in 1974 . Larry enjoyed all the aspects of being a husband and father. He was active in his children's lives and always provided them with the example of what a good father and provider was. Years of 4-H. little league, middle and high school sports were part of Larry's life and he encouraged his children to do their best and never give up. Larry was a favorite of many of his children friends and he taught more than one to drive, helped them with their homework when they were struggling and encouraged them just like he did his own. As the grandchildren started arriving Larry moved into his favorite role of Papa and Grandpa. He and Ann were blessed with 9 grandchildren and to them each one was a blessing from above. The grands were very special and upon his passing all have said how much the example he gave day by day has helped them. As with his own children he was firm but loving and it is rumored that he could correct them with just a look. In 2007 great grandchildren began to arrive and this really was the icing on the cake for Larry and Ann. Their 5 great grandchildren have been the joy of their later years. Maverick arrived in 2007 and has lived with his great grandparents since that time. He was present when Larry passed and has been a rock for his grandmother in the past days. Sage, Hank, Aubrey and Baron gave Grandpa Cookie so much pleasure and joy it is impossible to describe. Following a birthday party of one of the grand's Larry asked Ann, "How come we are so lucky?" He knew he had been blessed and we all were blessed by him. Larry enjoyed hunting with his buddies and spent many happy hours chasing canyons on the Umpqua River and Elliott State Park areas of Southern Oregon. His annual elk hunting trips were his vacations. The campfire stories were many and the time spent with friends was never long enough but such a pleasure for him. Larry and Ann and Mav in recent years have visited several National Parks (Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt. Rushmore and Badlands in the Dakota's) They were looking forward to traveling to the Grand Canyon this year with stops in Yosemite and the Redwoods. Mav has such great memories of traveling and learning from Larry's wealth of knowledge. He has been a member of the Eddyville Community Church for over 56 years and has served as Trustee, Deacon and Chairman of the Board for many years. He was a member of the founding Board of Eddyville Charter School which began in 2003 and has continued to serve on that Board until his passing. Larry was a member of the Associated Oregon Logger, the NRA and Gideon's International. Larry's passing leaves a huge hole in our lives and our hearts. He was our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was our love, our solid rock and a really good man. He gave a strong handshake and his hugs were breathtaking. We will miss him terribly. Each day is a struggle, but we are blessed knowing that through his Christian witness, Larry calls Heaven home today. He is survived by his wife Ann, son, Laric, daughters; Wendy (Justus) Seeley, and Joleane (James) Reichhuber. Grandchildren: Laney, Spencer and Dillon Tuyls, Darcy (Shad) Lowther, Trent Cook, Jazmine Johnson, Jordan Luttrell, Reiley and Presley Reichhuber. Great Grandchildren: Maverick Cook, Sage Girard, Hank and Baron Lowther and Aubrey Tuyls. Brothers: Tom (Rose) Cook; Dale (Su) Cook; Sisters: Janet Minden and Linda Jeffrey. Aunt: Dorothy Cleveland as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Private family services will be announced. An outdoor Open House (1:00 - 5:00 PM) will be held at the Cook home on Nashville Rd. on June 19. 2021. Covid restrictions to be observed.
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