Ray Edward Cook, 78, formerly of Chattanooga and a native of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He lived in Nashville for the past 40 years, and operated his own roofing business and was well-known among friends as “your roofer.” He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kathleen and Johnnie Cook; mother of his children, Mary Jean Cook; son, Stephen; and daughter, Bunny; brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert Cook (Viola) and Eugene Cook (Jean).
Survivors include his children: Cathy Riggs, Janet Drake and Joyce Crockett; daughter-in-law, Teresa Cook, all of La Follette; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; six great-grandchildren; siblings include a twin brother: Charles Cook (Jean) of Chattanooga, Ralph Cook (Marchie), Glenn Cook (Reba) and Gary Cook (Jana), all of Cleveland, Anna Wicker (Lynn) of Niota, Barbara Brantley (Onis) of Athens, Jo Ann Dale of Rossville and Pauline Martin (Jim) of Hixson; special friend, Wendy Johnson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service of celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in the chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace in Chattanooga, with the Rev. Linda Wright officiating.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
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