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Cecil Lawton Cook, 87
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Cecil Lawton Cook, 87, of Spring Hill, passed away peacefully March 27, 2023.

Born Feb. 12, 1936, in Byrdstown, Tenn. to the late Clyde and Agnes Cook. Cecil was the middle child of five - four boys and a girl.  He was a graduate of Tennessee Technical University with a degree in Agricultural Science. Summer work as a surveyor led to a job with THD (now TDOT) and a lifelong career in the construction industry.  Cecil served as Tennessee Road Builder Association president in 1996, retired from Rogers Group Inc. as Vice President of Bridge Construction in 2003 and joined Wilson & Associates in 2004 retiring fully December 2022. 

Cecil was preceded by his wife Tula Ann Cook and brother, Harold Wallace Cook.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Baker Cook; sons, Tony Burton, Greg (Kim) Cook, Troy (Kristen) Cook, Ted Cook; grandchildren, Michelle Brewer, Timothy Burton, Jacob Burton, Taylor Rountree; great grandchildren Dailyn, Ethan, Jasmine, Willow, Caddo and Ari; brothers, Walter and Norman Cook; sister, Carolyn Cook Lance and sister-in-law, Judy Cantrell Cook.  

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday March 31 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin with Rick Shelton officiating.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.  Internment will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Cemetery in McMinnville.    

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: TRBA - Ollie Otter Child Safety Foundation, 213 Rep John Lewis Way N, Ste 100, Nashville, TN 37219

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 29, 2023