The people of Man likely remember Phillip Cook as the owner-operator of the Man Dairy Bar.
Today he is being remembered by family and friends as a man deeply devoted to his children.
Cook was found dead on the steps of his home in Oak Island North Carolina. That's where he operated the "Island Way" Restaurant. He was just 48 years old.
Oak Island police say they believe robbery was the motive for the crime. It appears the cause of death was blunt force trauma. A friend found Cook on the steps of his home Monday afternoon. They believe Cook was killed sometime Sunday.