Robert William Cook, known to his loved ones as Bob, passed away on September 11, 2023, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the age of 70. Born on November 11, 1952, in Indianapolis, Bob was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
Bob was a funny, loving, and helpful individual who brought joy to those around him. He had a passion for cars and dedicated his career to working on them, specializing in bodywork and painting. Bob's expertise and attention to detail were admired by all who sought his services.
In his free time, Bob enjoyed various hobbies, including fishing, camping, watching movies, football, NASCAR racing, and UFC fighting. These interests allowed him to unwind and find solace in the simple pleasures of life.
Bob proudly served his country as a member of the Marine Corps from 1970 to 1974, and his dedication to duty and commitment to his fellow servicemen were unwavering. His military associations were a significant part of his life, and he held them in high regard.
Bob leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He is survived by his sons, Jessup Hutsen and Dustin Hutsen, his daughters-in-law Hannah Hutsen and Dana Stone, and his granddaughter Olivia Hutsen. He is also survived by his sisters Kathy Houx, Starr Starkey, and Linda Watkins, as well as his brother-in-law Marshall Starkey and many extended family members.
Bob was preceded in death by his brother Rick Hutsen, his mother Betty Bush, his father Chester Cook, and his loyal companion, Daisy Duke. Their memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved them.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held on September 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the residence of Marshall and Starr Starkey, 541 Amos Drive, Zionsville, IN 46077 with a memorial gathering to follow until 4 p.m. to honor his memory and share stories of the impact he had on our lives. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Zionsville American Legion, two organizations that were close to Bob's heart.
Bob's presence will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory continue to inspire us to live life to the fullest.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or American Legion Post 79, 9950 E 600 S, Zionsville, IN 46077.