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Michael G. Cook

Michael Gene “Cookie” Cook, 48, of Sedalia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at his home.

Born January 14, 1972 in Columbia, he was the oldest of three sons of Jerry R. Cook and Dianne E. (Waisner) Cook.

Mike graduated from Otterville High School in 1990 and attended trade school at State Fair Community College. He was an iron worker for Local No. 10.

Mike was a lifelong racing fan. He was passionate about Sprint car and midget racing. He also liked to fish, hunt, work on cars, go on vacations, shoot rifles and golf.

He will be remembered for his free spirit and humor. Mike always had a quick comeback. Although he only lived 48 years, he lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and love him.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda, of the home; two children, Kaitlyn McMillan (Cameron), of Glasgow, and Triston Cook, of the home; his mother, Dianne Cook, of Sedalia; two step-children, Joseph Hulsey, of the home, and Shelbie Hulsey, of Tulsa, OK; his grandchildren, McKenna and Aubrey McMillan; two brothers, Tony Cook, of Chicago, IL, and Jesse Cook, of Sedalia; and two nieces Emma and Madolyn Cook.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Cook; his “granny,” Francis Hicks; and his grandpa, Rolla G. Waisner.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Heckart Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Mike was a not a formal man, so the family requests you wear racing or Chiefs attire to the funeral.

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