Burton Glenn Cook, 88, of Grove, OK, passed away on Sept. 2, 2009 peacefully in Joplin, MO. Burton was born in Bluff City, KS on March 8, 1921, to Alvin and Anna (Ziegler) Cook. Graduated from Bluff City High School in Kansas and continued his education at Indiana University, Cincinnati University, UCLA, and USC.
He served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War. He dedicated his life to the Federal Service. He worked for the Veterans Administrative department as a Chief of Supplies for 33 years. He moved to various states working with Washington D.C., rebuilding and stocking new VA Hospitals with medical equipment and supplies. Upon retirement he received an Accommodation from Washington D.C. and then retired in 1976. During that time he also received an award for recognition Plaque by the Combined Federal Campaign for his dedication of their funding program in Los Angeles, CA. He also served as Jury Foreman of Santa Barbara, CA.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Charter, and the National Geographic Society. He was an avid reader and lover of educated minds.
He is survived by his wife Modena (Tanner) Cook of Grove, OK, stepson Jason Proffitt, and adopted daughters Alice Nelson and Carol Cook.
Private family service will be at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.funeralservicesofgrandlake.com.