Joplin, Mo. – Gary Scott Crook, age 48, passed away suddenly at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin Mo., Tuesday afternoon, April 22, 2014.
Gary was born April 12, 1966 in Concord, Calif. His parents were Nuel Boyd and Dorothy Berniece (McGrew) Crook. He had lived in Joplin for the past 12 years, moving from the State of Oregon.
He was working at the Joplin Sheltered Workshop. He attended the Joplin Family Worship Center and Master’s Touch, Joplin, Mo. He loved music and enjoyed penguins.
Surviving is his father and step-mother, Boyd and Carleen Crook, Joplin, Mo.; two brothers, Billy W Crook (wife, Sonia) Nappa, Calif., and Benjamin B. Crook (wife, Cindy) Pittsburg, Calif.; four sisters, Shirley Renae Smith, Pittsburg, Calif., Loeva Deniece Banks, Joplin, Mo, Sherry J Swenson (husband, Jesse), Concord, Calif., and Tami M Mazutis (husband, Gary) Strang, Okla.; his aunt and uncle who were also his foster parents, Gil and (the late) Sue Baca, State of Oregon; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Crook, one brother, Chipper Baca, and two sisters, Angel and Genette.
Funeral services were at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E 7th St, Joplin, Mo. Pastor Dan Wermuth officiated. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, Mo. Arrangements were under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan.
The family received friends one hour prior to the funeral service at Joplin Family Worship Center.
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