Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ronald Allen “Ron” Cook

Ronald Allen “Ron” Cook of Albemarle, North Carolina passed away on September 1, 2020.
Mr. Cook is predeceased by his father Floyd Allen Cook and his mother Jolene Efird Cook.

Mr. Cook graduated from North Stanly High School in 1968 and went on to earn a BS at Steed College. He played football for the Stanly County Patriots and was an Eagle Scout. He worked for many years as a US mail carrier, and was a very active member of Albemarle First Assembly Church where he was an usher and served on the advisory board. Mr. Cook enjoyed gardening and giving away what he raised, tending to cows and hunting.

Those left to mourn his loss are his beloved wife Sharon Hill Cook who he married on December 29, 1984. Together they had one daughter Kristen Cook Walden (Gavin) of Pinehurst; a brother David Cook of Albemarle; a sister Jan Davis also of Albemarle and his mother-in-law Mrs. Lovell Hill of Albemarle.

Visitation will take place on Friday, September 4, 6:00PM-8:00PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care, Albemarle. Mr. Cook’s service will take place Saturday, September 5 at 11 AM at Albemarle First Assembly Church of Albemarle. Rev. Nate Drye and Rev. Robert Gruver will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4530 Park Rd #240, Charlotte, NC 28209 and Albemarle First Assembly Church, 1501 NC 24 27  W, Albemarle, NC 28001.

The family respectfully request that all visitors wear masks and use social distancing during the visitation and funeral service of Mr. Cook.

Stanly Funeral Cremation Care of Albemarle is taking care of the Cook family.


  • Belinda McIntyre Posted September 2, 2020 3:25 pm

    David and I will forever great full for the friendship we had with Ron. He was a blessing to know and serve with. He will be greatly missed. See you soon Brother Ron.

  • kirk dustin Posted September 3, 2020 8:52 am

    Such a good example, of a true servant, of our Lord. Always prepared to lead and give generously, was my brother Ron. Save a spot beside you at the table bro. Hope to see you very soon! 😇🙏

  • Christine Cote Posted September 3, 2020 8:59 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Gordon and Sharon Mason Posted September 3, 2020 12:06 pm

    Prayers for the whole family

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted September 3, 2020 4:27 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for the family.

  • Susan Sharples Posted September 3, 2020 8:57 pm

    Oh Sharron and Kristen, out prayers go out to you at this very difficult time. Her was a truly fine gentleman who made this world better. Sending our love, Russ and Susan

  • Boyd and Vickie Furr Posted September 5, 2020 8:50 am

    “Ronnie” was a high school classmate and friend; kind; athletic yet gentle; fun loving yet honorable.
    So very sorry for your loss of husband, father and brother.
    The reality is hard to grasp. Please accept our sympathy and know our prayers are faith based and ongoing.

  • Betty Bargesser Posted September 7, 2020 5:32 am

    I am so very sorry for the loss of husband, father,brother and friend. I went to high school and church with Ronnie. He was a sweet, caring and fun loving person, And I will always remember that great big smile. My deepest sympathy and prayers for all his family.

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