Harry Anthony Crook, 57, of Statts Mills, obtained a new heavenly body, free of pain, on Friday, July 25, 2014. While he may have lost the battle to cancer, in the battle of life he was a solid victor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Cecil and Mary Francis Crook of Parkersburg. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beverly Harpold Crook, and his children, Myra, Brian, Timmy, CJ, Breanna, Siera, Salena, Linzie, Alli and Johnny, as well as grandsons, Logan and Landon. He is also survived by his sister, Lou Ellen Crook, as well as his two brothers, Ronnie and Bob Crook.
Harry was a graduate of Parkersburg South High School, class of 1974, where he excelled in athletics. He was the captain of both the Varsity Football and Baseball team.
Harry was a member of the Ripley Order of Oddfellows, avid supporter of the Jackson County Junior Fair and worked with the Jackson County Special Olympics. He enjoyed spending time on the golf course with his friends and playing cards with anyone that had time for a game. While Harry had his hobbies, he would drop everything in an instant to spend time with his children. He attended more horse shows than can be counted. He went on nearly every field trip, attended nearly every class party. His dedication to his family was unsurpassed.
Harry had an infectious laugh and the most optimistic outlook on life. He brought a smile to the face of every person he met. He has made a huge impact on all of those around him, especially his family.
Funeral service was 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Burial will be in Harpold Cemetery, Gay.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.
Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is serving the Crook family.