Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER “ Calep L. Cook, 69, of Wooster passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home.
He was born June 30, 1950 in Greenville, Alabama, the son of Washington and Nelize McMeans Cook.   He married Carolyn Butler on May 14, 1980.   She survives.
Calep had earned his bachelor ™s degree and had been a CNC Operator and supervisor for Wilburt in Orrville for 16 years and had previously worked as a butcher.   He was very proud of his 54 years of employment.   He was a member of the New Life Assembly in Wooster and was a member of the Just Us Incorporated Club in Cincinnati.
He loved fishing, football, especially the Cincinnati Bengals and spending time with family and friends and telling his stories.   Calep was a very loving and devoted husband.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Carolyn, are his children, Erica (Jada Louis) Butler of Wooster, Tyra Kimberly Cook and Kristy Cook both of Cincinnati and Krystal Cook of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Shanae Davis of Philadelphia, Edasia Crossty of Wooster, Tavius Cook of Cincinnati, Antonio Crossty of Wooster and  Ra’mon Wheeler  of Cincinnati; great-grandchildren, Tavius Cook, Jr. and Kamiya McDonough and siblings, William Cook of Cincinnati, Audrene (Butler)Plant and Darryl Plant of Detroit; great-aunt Pearl of Greenville, AL;  niece Lynnel Taite and nephew Linsey (Diana) Taite both of Cincinnati and niece, Tiffany Butler of Detroit and nephew Dion (Deandra) Butler of Cincinnati and a host of additional great nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Linsey Sr.) Taite and a brother Dip Cook.
Friends will be received from 2:00 PM until the time of the service at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Wooster Church of the Nazarene, 3100 Oak Hill Road, Wooster with Pastor Nathan Ward officiating.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Wooster Church of the Nazarene

Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 2-3:00 p.m. at the Wooster Church of the Nazarene, 3100 Oak Hill Rd., Wooster


  1. Carolyn, We are thinking and praying for you and your family. May The Lord lift you up through all of the difficult times ahead. May His peace & love comfort you.

  2. Carolyn, Erica and Family, We are sad to hear of Calep’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. To the Taite/Cook family. Our prayers are with you. It is with regret that we cannot attend the service, but we will be thinking of you with love during this most difficult time. May God bless and keep you strong.

  4. To a friend and sister, my prayers and thoughts goes out to you and the family with the passing of your loved and beloved husband Calep Cook from this earthly existence to the peace and eternal rest promised to us all by our Lord and Savior. May HIS love and peace be your rock and comfort in this of grief.


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