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Date published: 4/20/2012

Darrell H. Cook

Darrell Hampton "Papa Smurf" Cook, 77, of Stafford County died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Cook had retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. He then worked for Autometric Inc. for 10 years and Stafford County public schools for seven years.

Survivors include his wife, Ginger Cook; children Donna Marie Cook of Houston, Darrell Hampton Cook Jr. and his wife, Terri, of Stafford, Dennis Michael Cook and his wife, Jackie, of Stafford and Detra Hope Cook Seckinger and her husband, Stephen, of Valdosta, Ga.; sister Detra Jones of Chesapeake; and seven grandchildren, Danny Matthew Cook, Scott Johnson, Brandon Cook, Courtney Manweiler, and Jacque, Summer and Tyler Seckinger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Nancy Cook; son Danny Matthew Cook; and granddaughter Brooke Leigh Mullarkay.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford.

A service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment will be held at a later date in Richmond County Memorial Park in Rockingham, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401; or to the American Diabetes Association, Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.