William Ray "Bill" Cook

  • Born: August 5, 1945
  • Died: February 6, 2021
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Franklin Township Chapel

5950 E Thompson Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Tel. (317) 783-3653

Tribute & Message From The Family


Bill was born in 1945 to parents Ida Elizabeth (Betty) and Robert E Cook. He's a graduate of Belmont High School and held a BA degree from Wright State University. He entered the US Army in 1965, serving for 2 years in Korea. In 1968 he met and married Judy Longenecker and is the proud father of Shannon, Ryan and Brandon Cook. He is grandfather to Amber, Ruby, and Riley as well as great-grandfather to Mac and Kepler.

He was employed by General Motors in Dayton, then after college worked as a civilian accountant for the government, retiring in 2006 from Defense Finance and Acct. services at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis.

Bill loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed music, movies, travel, concerts and football. He had a passion for studying the Bible. While living in Hanover, IN. he was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He is a member of Indian Creek Christian Church in Indianapolis since 1994, serving there in several areas of ministry. He worked as a volunteer for St. Francis Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and the American Cancer Society.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter Shannon; sons Ryan and Brandon; sister Becky, his grand and great grandchildren, as well as nieces Angie, Kelsey, and Ashley and nephew Jack.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Indian Creek Christian Church, 6430 S. Franklin Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46259 for Generous Bucket Ministry, Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana, or Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

Services for Bill are Saturday, February 20 at 1:00 PM at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory-Franklin Township Chapel with visitation from 11:00 until time of service.

Burial will follow at Orchard Hill Cemetery.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I grew up with Bill in Dayton. We were great friends. I am so sad to of l

Bill and family were our neighbors in Dayton. I was so sorry to learn of his passing. I wish we had kept in touch over the years.

Posted by Linda Taylor - Cincinnati, OH - Neighbor   July 06, 2022

Bill and his family were out next door neighbors in Dayton. It was only by accident that I came across his name and picture. I was very sorry to learn of his passing. Bill was a year older then me and we had an on and off relationship
I hope his sister Becky is still living. It breaks my heart to hear of his passing.


Posted by Linda(Haag) Taylor - Neighbor   June 26, 2022

Bill was so enjoyable to be around. He loved to talk and laugh and I loved that! He had a great servants heart too. I can't tell how many times he would pick up our brother Chris Bowling to make sure he made it to our Race of the Lifetime group which Bill was a part of for years. He loved the Lord and was always asking questions and working on growing his faith. We are praying for the family and the void that Bill is leaving

Posted by Don Harrington - Franklin, IN - friend   February 19, 2021

From all of us at the Tom Wood Group, our thoughts are with you & your family during this extremely difficult time.

Posted by Tracy Kueber - Indianapolis, IN - Coworker   February 15, 2021

Brandon, I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He sounds like a wonderful person and I know he will be truly missed. Please know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in these coming days and months.

Posted by Kimberly Jackson - Marion, IN - Friend   February 11, 2021

I'm so sorry Judy. From a sister in Christ at Indian Creek.

Posted by Marjorie McCormick McCormick - Indianapolis, IN - Acquaintance   February 10, 2021

Bill I have fond memories of you and Judy. You are now with Our Lord

Posted by Leslie McDonough - Knoxville, TN - Family Friend   February 10, 2021

Deepest sympathies during this time of loss. Prayers for strength in the days ahead.

Posted by Paula IKEMIRE-Plahitko - Greenwood, IN - Friend   February 09, 2021

Bill and I spent many years together at The Creek - and one or two adventures - always in the name of Jesus, loving and serving others. The picture of him is perfect, as I will always remember that smile! Our hearts go out to you Judy, and your family. We ask that God would send you His love, His presence, and His peace.

Posted by Charlie & Caryn Coon - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   February 09, 2021

Thinking of all of you. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Cheryl Hoying - South Lebanon, OH - Friend   February 09, 2021

As a greeter, I would see Bill on a regular basis. It's always sad to see death claim, someone we know, as a debt we all must pay. I and we all, will soon see Bill again, at the place the Lord has prepared for us in heaven.

Posted by David Lang - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   February 08, 2021

Oh Ms. Judy and family. I am so sorry for your terrible loss. You are in my prayers. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

Posted by Heather Long - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   February 08, 2021

Prayers for you and family. My deepest condolences for your loss. May God carry you through this grievous time.

Posted by Linda Hoffman - Greenwood, IN - Friend   February 08, 2021

Rest In Peace Bill my friend. I will always treasure our friendship and times we spent together.

Posted by Marvin Brewer - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   February 08, 2021


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