Midway – William B. “Bill” Cook, 85 passed away Wednesday, August 28 at his daughter’s residence under the care of Hospice Advantage. He was born in Albany, GA, had lived in Blountstown, FL and was raised in Steinhatchee, FL, had lived in Ludowici over 30 years before residing with his daughter in Midway the last several years. He was a retired MSGT from the U.S. Air Force. He had worked in numerous fields, including an exterminator, postal worker, and truck driver. He had managed numerous businesses in the Hinesville and Ludowici area. Along with his wife he owned and operated D&D Grocery in Ludowici for many years. He was a member of the Ludowici United Methodist Church. His wife of 62 years, Mary Doster Cook, preceded him in death. Survivors are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa Bateman and Raymond of Woodstock, GA, Brenda Gentile and Robert, Deborah Ansel and John, all of Midway; a sister, Gwenn Cunard of Forrest Park, GA; 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 1 at 2:00 P.M. at the Ludowici United Methodist Church with Rev. Janet Longenecker-Odegaard officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 1-2 P.M. prior to the services. Burial will follow in the Hinesville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick Gentile, Stacey Bateman, Kenny Bateman, Todd Bateman, Bob Gentile, and John Ansel. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com Howard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.