He was born in Suches, Ga., and was the son of the late Callie Heard.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bobbie Faye Stover; son, Donnie Cook; daughter, Robin Disney; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Ray and Jym Hitte officiating.
Interment will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7414 Old Lee Highway.