August 26, 1948 ~ July 2, 2020

Born in: Daviess County, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Arthur Lee Cook, Sr., 71, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital surrounded by his family, one day before he and Joyce’s 52nd wedding anniversary. He was born in Daviess County on August 26, 1948 to the late William Earl Cook and Inez Hall Cook. Arthur, a self-employed painter, loved fishing, listening to old country music, especially George Jones and Conway Twitty; enjoyed cowboy movies, having recently watched all 50 from a collection his granddaughter, Kayla, gave him; and loved his grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce M. Cook, his son, Arthur Lee Cook, Jr., his sister, Sharon Givens, and his brother, Billy Cook.

Arthur is survived by his daughter Melva “Tinki” Cook, and his son, Steve Cook; his grandchildren Kayla Newman, Rusty Cook, and Tyler Walker; and 4 ½ great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Theresa Horton, Larry Cook, Allen Cook, and Mark Cook.

Services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Pastor Tim Hall officiating. Burial to follow at Calhoun Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Cook. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Arthur Lee Cook, Sr. and sign his virtual guest book by going to


Visitation: July 5, 2020 10:00 am - July 5, 2020 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: July 5, 2020 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. To the Cook family we are so sorry for the loss of Mutt. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

  2. My heart goes out to you, Tinki, Stevie, all the kiddos, and Mark. Love y’all and praying that God helps y’all get thru this difficult time. Mutt was an original one of a kind and will be missed.

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