Walter Lewis Cook

Walter Lewis Cook, 83, of Troutville, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at his daughter’s home in Salem. He was born October 23, 1927 in Saltville, Va. to Clinton and Frances Howell Cook. Mr. Cook lived in Botetourt County his entire life and graduated from Troutville, High School. He worked as a truck driver for Tom’s Potato Chips. He enjoyed watching and playing sports, but was especially fond of bowling. He bowled on the Tuesday Morning Sr. Mixed League, the Wednesday and Thursday Night Mixed Leagues and the Thursday Good Timers League, all at Hilltop Bowling Lanes. He also had a love of baseball and was a season ticket holder of the Salem Red Sox. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy McFalls Cook; his son, Joseph LaRue Cook; his son-in-law, Glenn Musgrove; his brother, Henry Cook; and his sisters, Hazel Kinsley, Isobell Thompson, Lula Chadwick and Verna Abbatello. Surviving to cherish his memory are his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca (Becky) and Sid Crosswhite, of Salem; and his daughter, Lou Musgrove, of Blue Ridge; his brothers, Braxton Cook, of Nace, Leslie Cook, of Vinton, Eugene Cook, of Indiana and Jerry Cook, of Roanoke; and his sister, Dorothy Robertson, of Nace; as well as his grandchildren, Renee and Stephen Underwood, of Vinton, Nichole Gibson, of Salem, Amber and JW Hubble, of Roanoke and Lynsey and Adam Stultz, also of Roanoke; and eight great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice and his son-in-law, Sid Crosswhite for the special care they gave Mr. Cook. For the lasting honor of Mr. Cook’s memory, his daughters suggest donations in his name to Good Samaritan Hospice, the Kidney Foundation of the American Cancer Society, the Troutville Rescue Squad or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for his family at


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