Robert Joe Cook Jr.
Funeral Time: Monday, February 11th at 12:30PM
Robert Joe Cook, Jr. was born in Lexington Kentucky on December 13, 1947 to Robert J, Sr. and Juanita Cook. He has three surviving younger sisters; Sue Ann, Carol, and Haven.
Robert was a graduate of Henry Clay High School. Shortly after graduation, in the summer of 1966, Robert enlisted in the United States Air Force and began what would eventually be a 24 Ĺ year career that took him and his future family to many locations throughout the United States, including service in Ohio, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, South Australia, New Mexico, Texas, and eventually California, where he settled down and lived for over 35 years. Robert served our country honorably during two wars. He served a full tour in Vietnam from 1971-1972 and rounded out his service in 1990 as an active military member during the Persian Gulf War.
After his service, Robert continued similar work as a private contractor for Boeing, then began a career as a Real Estate Broker in Sacramento, California. Later, though in retirement, he took a part-time job as a substitute teacher.
He married Floretta Madden, of Lexington KY on Jan 3, 1968. They began dating when Floretta was working at an ice cream parlor in Lexington and Robert happened to stop in on leave. Floretta passed away just recently in May of 2018.
Robert and Floretta have five surviving children; Tina, Robert III, Brian, Brad, and Jeni. They have a total of nine surviving grandchildren; Robert IV, Jessica, Katelyn, David, Gabriel, William, Victoria, Alexandria, and Jacob.
He passed away on Jan 31, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. He was an intelligent, strong, kind, funny, creative, loyal, supportive, and loving man.
He was a warrior, a husband, and a father.
Family gathering will be held 10:00 am at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Followed by funeral services at 12:30 pm Monday, February 11 at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, where he will be buried in the Veteranís Field of Honor.