Homer Lewis Cook Sr., 80, civil engineer

July 22, 1996

Homer Lewis Cook Sr., a civil engineer for 30 years at Edgewood Arsenal and a Boy Scout volunteer, died Saturday of cancer in his home in Perryville. He was 80.

Before starting work at the arsenal in 1942, Mr. Cook worked for an army training camp in Aberdeen and at a naval boot camp in Bainbridge. Relatives said he and his wife spent at least eight months a year traveling across the United States in their motor home. From 1980 to 1990, Mr Cook was state director for the Maryland Good Sam Club, a recreational traveling club.

During his 30 years with the Boy Scouts, Mr. Cook received a Scouters Key and a Silver Beaver for his service and held many positions in the organization, including Scout Master of Troop 144 in Perryville.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Elkton.

Services will be held at 8: 30 p.m. today at Patterson Funeral Home, 1493 Clayton St., Perryville. Graveside services will be held at noon Wednesday at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Bluefield, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Hazel Lee Akers; a son, Homer Lewis Cook, Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., a daughter, Hester Louise Cook Leonard of North East; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/22/96

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