He was the son of the late Johnny and Kathleen Duncan Cook. A native of McMinn County, he had lived the past 35 years in Bradley County. He was retired from Ryder Truck Rental and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marchie Geneva Cook; daughter, Cynthia Kay Cook; sons: Bobby Joe Coleman and Harold Dwight Cook; sister, Barbara Faye Brantley; and brothers: Ray, Eugene, and Robert Cook
He is survived by sons: Kenneth Ray Coleman and wife, Sharon, of Athens, Perry Wayne Cook of Athens, Randall Cook and wife, Gabrielle, of Cleveland, Larry Cook of Athens, and John Franklin Cook of Benton; sisters: Joann Dale of Rossville, Pauline Martin and husband, Jim, of Chattanooga, and Anna Wicker and husband, Lynn, of Niota; brothers: Charles Cook and wife, Jean, of Chattanooga, Glenn Cook and wife, Reba, of Cleveland, and Gary Cook and wife, Jana, of Cleveland; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members and friends.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah, with the Rev. Paul Bunch officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the Cottonport Baptist Church Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Cook family guest book and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com