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1949 Richard 2020

Richard Cooke

June 8, 1949 — December 21, 2020

Richard Etheredge Cooke, 71, a resident of Pungoteague, VA, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, at his residence. A native of Virginia Beach, VA, he was the son of the late Richard Manville Cooke and the late Mary Etheredge Cooke. He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran and a retired farmer.

He is survived by a brother, Robert Robinson and his wife, Kristen, of Richmond, VA; a sister, Lynette Robinson of Richmond; special friends and caregivers, Vaughn and Missy Marshall; and his companion dog, Hunter.

To honor his request a private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPCA Eastern Shore, Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418 or Painter Volunteer Fire Company, Attention: Mrs. Patricia Sturgis, Treasurer, P. O. Box 275, Painter, VA 23420.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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