Earl ‘E.J.’ Cook, 77, of Mansfield, passed away at 9:15 a.m., December 31, 2018 at the LeRoy Manor, LeRoy.

E.J. was born May 22, 1941 in Taylorville, IL the son of Cecil H. and Eileen (Faudi) Cook. He married Barbara Schroeder-Jones on August 12, 1967 in Decatur, IL.

E.J. is survived by his wife, Barbara Cook of Mansfield, son, Eric B. Cook (Janet) of Mahomet; grandsons, Nikolas Q. Cook and Alexander J. Cook; brother, Dennis "Pat" Cook (Vicki) of Mahomet. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held. Cards would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers, food, or memorial donations.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.