Eric Daniel Cook, "Rico," was born in Safford, Arizona, on March 4, 1996. He passed away at his residence in Winnemucca, Nevada, on May 11, 2018, at the age of 22. Eric grew up and attended school in Pima, Bagdad and Safford, Arizona, and in Winnemucca, Nevada. While in school, he played baseball with the Pirates and wrestled for Pima. Eric held jobs in both Safford and Mesa, Arizona. He would move to Nevada in 2017, to work for Klondex as an underground miner. He had a passion for skating everywhere he went. Eric also had a love for animals and for his family. Eric leaves behind: his parents, Stacy Griffith (Scott Brasher) and Ronald Cook (Wendy); his brother, Brian K. Cook; his stepsister, Shelbie Tubbs; his niece, Accalia Cook; his nephew, Ryder Cook; his grandparents, Stan and Kay Griffith and Tuffy and Rhonda Cook; his uncles, “Thunder” Dan Griffith, Eddie Griffith (Donna), Trampus Cook and Travis Cook; and numerous cousins and friends. Funeral services for Eric will be conducted Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Vining Funeral Home’s “Chapel of the Valley.” Concluding services will follow in the Pima Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday morning, May 26, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at the Vining Funeral Home. Those who wish to make a donation in Eric's honor may do so to Vining Funeral Home or the Salvation Army in Eric's name at https://give.salvationarmyusa.org.