Mr. Rhonnie Allen Cook, 73, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023 at his residence, following a period of declining health.

Rhonnie was born on May 20, 1949 in Burke County to the late Wade Alvin Cook and Azalie Lynn Cook. He was a current member of Zion Road Baptist Church and previously attended Hildebran View Baptist Church. Rhonnie was retired from the furniture manufacturing industry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Brittain and Kaye Christopher, and three brothers; Norman, Ray and Kenneth Cook.

Survivors include he wife, Diane Hildebran Cook of the home, a daughter, Crystal Ward and husband Wesley of Valdese, a son, Bert Cook and partner, Angie Coleman of Connelly Springs, one brother, Johnny Cook, and a sister, Robin Cook.  Also surviving are three grandchildren, Nicholas Cook, Matthew Ward and Samantha Cook, two sister in-laws, Flora H. Knox and Rolanda Carswell, special niece, Ashley Cook, and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins who loved Rhonnie tremendously.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, with Rev. Micah Piercy officiating.  Interment will follow at Hildebrand View Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.

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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Cook family.