Robert D. Zook

Memorial services for Robert D. Zook, 62, Lawrence will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Lawrence Wesleyan Church in Lawrence. Private family burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. He passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home.

Robert was born January 12, 1953 in Lawrence, KS the son of Everett Ronald and Mary Louise (Houghton) Zook.

He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1971. He then received his BA from the University of Kansas

He was in sales and marketing and was most recently the Administrator for the Kansas Board of Barbering.

He was a member of the Lawrence Wesleyan Church.

He married Amy Hill May 29, 1981 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Taylor (Melissa) Zook, Topeka; Sawyer Zook, Lawrence; one sister, Janice Cochrane, Lawrence; one brother, Ron Zook, Lawrence; mother-in-law, Sue Hill, Lawence; Tom and Robin Hill, Kansas City, KS; Becky Zook, Boerne, TX; Sally (Dan) Rork, Lawrence; nieces and nephews; Alex (Angela) Zook, Garrett Zook, Andrew Zook, David (Tiffany) Zook, TJ (Dawn) Zook; Brock Ferguson; Julie (Matt) Krische, Jodie (Ralley) Smith; great nieces and nephews, Mattie, Will, Zoe, Noah, Samuel, Levi, Tristan; many other aunt, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bill Zook and sister, Suzanne Ferguson.

The family will greet friends from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to benefit the youth programs of Lawrence Wesleyan Church and Rock Creek and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.



10 Condolences

  1. Nate Rovenstine on May 17, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zook family. Bob was a great man. He will be dearly missed.

  2. Valerie Peaslee Earhart on May 18, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Bobby was a neighbor growing up in our neighborhood. He was a little older so we always felt so important when he gave us attention! I remember him as a kind person and am sad to think he is no longer with us. Prayers for all his family and friends.

  3. Mack Smith on May 18, 2015 at 7:34 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bob’s family. I work in an office located on the floor below the Barber Board and got to know Bob very well. He was kind and considerate, and I’m going to miss him.


    Mack Smith
    Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts

  4. deb seeger on May 18, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Bob was a great problem solver as he seemed to look at issues from a creative angle. He had a keen eye and an unusual perspective. His kind and gentle heart made room to never say an unkind thing about anyone even with difficult people he saw their best . His calm, giving sense of humor always made me feel at home. I feel privileged and much richer to have briefly known Bob.

  5. Shanon Marks on May 18, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I attended grade school, junior high, and high school with Bob. He was always so kind to me. I will always remember his big smile. Condolences to the family.

  6. Ellen Garber on May 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Man. you are in my prayers

  7. Ellen Garber on May 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Jan. You are in my prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  8. Richard and Brock Ferguson on May 19, 2015 at 10:24 am

    We will keep the Zook family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Sarah Bloxsom on May 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Bob had a great smile…mirrored his heart. Full of love. He always seemed to show it when it was most needed. Yay God for sharing him! Prayers to the Zook family. I am so very sorry. So sad.

  10. Jim Jarrow on May 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Looking forward to seeing Bob again in Heaven. He will be missed on earth. Praying for the family. Jim and Tamara

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