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Merle Eugene Cook

Apr 10, 2014

Merle Eugene Cook, 54, Salem, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Salem.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m. at the Salem Congregational Church in Salem with the Rev. Aaron Helterbran officiating. Burial will be in the Spencer Cemetery rural Stockport. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial has been established in his memory.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1959, in Fairfield, and was the son of Larry Cook of Fairfield and Walter and Carolyn Church of Salem. He married Linda Watson on May 17, 1980, they later divorced. He loved going to car races at 34 Raceway and The Nationals at Knoxville. He was a NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his children, Dustin Cook and Terra Cook both of Burlington; two brothers, Brian Church of Atlantic and Kenton Church of Mt. Pleasant; his sister, Jodie Bortf; his parents, Walter and Carolyn Church of Salem and Larry Cook of Fairfield.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

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