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  • Walter W. Cook

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  • INMAN, S.C. Walter W. Cook, 86, of Inman, S.C., a former superintendent of Remington Arms, Inc., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at an assisted living center in Spartanburg S.C.
    Before retiring in 1985, Mr. Cook was employed for 27 years by the same company Remington Arms (DuPont Inc.), starting in Wilmington, Del., with a transfer to the Ilion plant in 1960. He was hired as a project engineer rising to a superintendent of manufacturing.
    The son of F.A. Cook and E.A. Looney, he was born in Ranger, Texas. Mr. Cook graduated from Edmund, Okla., High School. He attended Tulsa University under a football scholarship. He served in the U.S. Army and was activated to the Korean War for two years. Mr. Cook was a Brother of Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret-32nd Degree, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Utica.
    Mr. Cooks sister was the late Elizabeth Ann Cook and is survived by his brother, Harold. E. Cook and wife, of Sterling Colo., with many nieces and nephews living in the west.
    Walter was married to the late Dorothy Eleanor Burge of Smyrna, Del. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Terry Lynne Cook-Stubbs and husband, of Jackson N.J., Bette Jean Cook-Davidson, of Inman S.C.; and two grandchildren, USN LT. Matthew R. Stubbs and Ashley, his wife, of Jacksonville Fla., and Christina Davidson, of Inman S.C.
    Walter changed with the times in retirement and was extremely loyal and family oriented in his South Carolina home. Many family, friends, and neighbors often sought out his country wisdom for their daily life. He will be missed by many of his southern friends and South Carolina nieces and nephews.
    A Memorial Service was held at Good Shepherd Memorial Park, Boiling Springs, S.C., on March 1st 2014, with the South Carolina Guard performing full military honors.
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