Transportation 20
Official Obituary of

Terry Franklin Cook

August 2, 1955 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Terry Cook Obituary

     Terry Franklin Cook, 68, of Chillicothe, passed away at 5:10 a.m. February 28, 2024 at Adena Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio after living a life on his terms.

     He was born August 2, 1955, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to the late Ralph (1978) and Juanita Newman Cook (1995).

     Terry attended Chillicothe High School until at the age of 17 he enlisted and proudly served in the United States Army where he received the National Defense Service Medal.

     He is survived and will be greatly missed by his daughter Bianca and son in law Brian Walsh, grandchildren Richard, Austin (Whitney), Dawson (Breann) and Payton Walsh. A man he raised as his own Josh Ballard, sister Dreama Green, nephews Philip Beverly and Jeremy Kerns, and many others. Also surviving, his brother, Bobby Cook. He was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Downer.

    Terry was engaged to his longtime love and companion, Ursula Sue Keller and loved her children Gladys Howard, Lavada Brust, George and Shay Daniel, Martha Wilson (2021), and Donald Daniel (Don Don, 2022) as his own.

     He had many lifelong friends whom he thought very highly of and spent a great deal of time with throughout his life including his closest friends Keith and Mike Renner, Jeff and Amy Walls and family, Tom Bouillion and Steve Sheets.

     Terry was skilled at many different things from painting and construction to any and all sorts of mechanics. He loved to sit with his lifelong friends, listen to some good music, play the spoons, relax and have a beer or 12. He worked hard and sometimes played harder, was generous and hardly met a stranger. He will be remembered fondly.

     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mitchell Salyers officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard.  Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. 

     You may sign his online register at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Terry Franklin Cook, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Terry Franklin Cook?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Terry's memory.


Funeral Service
March 6, 2024

11:00 AM
121 W. Second Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601


© 2024 Ware Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility