We lost a good friend in the garden last week, Joe Rook on 9/5/07.
Joe had a double lung transplant at Barnes Jewish Hospital in April. The last three months of Joe’s life was amazing; he enjoyed every day to the fullest!
Lakin’ it and loving life! Joe belonged to Rice Camp at Table Rock Lake and spent most of his free time at his lake home. Nothing would make Joe happier than a 100-degree day and a bottle of suntan oil!
Joe knew no strangers, and had countless friends that he helped make it through life by helping them to live it “One Day at a Time!” His trademark was “It’s a beautiful day in the Ozarks!”
Joe belonged to the Gate of the Temple Lodge, and was a thirty-second degree Mason. He was on the Shriners’ Directors Staff and was active with the Shriners’ Hospital Dads. Joe traveled many miles transporting children to St. Louis, helping them to get the medical care that they needed.
We’ll miss Joe and send our deepest sympathies to his wife Sharon, and kids Sonya and Jodie and extended family.
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