Day Macz - Irvin Macz Funeral Homes & Cremation Center, Centralia, Odin, Sandoval, Illinois, Patoka, IL. Funeral Home in Southern Illinois, serving South-Central Illinois.

Victor Cook


July 7, 1942
February 27, 2020

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2020 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval
Visitation 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval
Funeral 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval

Victor L. Cook, 77, of Sandoval passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born on July 7, 1942 the son of Clifford and Francis (Just) Cook in Sandoval. He married Mary Phelps on November 13, 1982 in Salem and she survives in Sandoval.

Along with his wife of 37 years, Mary Cook, survivors include his beloved children, Victor Cook Jr. of North Carolina, Amber Ward and husband Rick of Odin, Melody Holman and husband Duff of Odin; treasured grandchildren, Victor Cook III, Jamie Garcia, Jerrod Cook, Trey Hanks, Kimberlyn Henson, Ashleigh Yardley, Alec Dodson, Austyn Dodson; 16 precious great-grandchildren; kind step-dad, Richard Boothman Sr. of Centralia; caring brother, Richard Boothman Jr. of Salem; and many special nieces and nephews.

Victor was preceded in death by both his parents; siblings, Connie Uhls, Edie Gansauer, Emma Lutz, Clifford Cook, Bill Cook, and Sam Cook.

Mr. Cook was proud to serve his country in the United States Army. He was no stranger to a hard day of labor and was a faithful employee of Jim’s Basement in Sandoval for 30 years working as a concrete laborer. Victor enjoyed time spent outdoors mowing his lawn to make it the perfect place for his grandchildren to run around and play. Spending time with his family and watching his grandkids grow were Victor’s most precious memories. After retirement Victor’s great-grandchildren, Zaylah Yardley, and Bryndalyn Dodson were able to steal their great-grandfather’s heart and he was so grateful to have free time to devote to the two of them. He will be remembered as a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Brother Claude Howell officiating. Interment will follow at Sandoval City Cemetery in Sandoval. A visitation time will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 2, 2020 and also one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval. Memorials may be made in Victor’s honor to Sandoval Cemetery. Online condolences and memories of Victor may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.