Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Randall Rogers and Rev. Joe Leek officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.
A native of Christian County, he was born May 25, 1926, the son of the late Floyd Alan and Lillie Mae P’Pool Cook. He was a US Army veteran who served in the 78th Infantry Division in Germany in World War II. He was a retired foreman with the Kentucky State Highway Department. He attended First Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, and was a member of the VFW and Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosa Mae Childress Cook in 1983, and a daughter: Deanna Brooks.
Survivors include his wife, Lurlene Farris Cook; his sons: Larry Gardner Cook and Terry “Pickle” Cook both of Hopkinsville; his daughters: Donna Jean Parker and Linda Gail Baucum both of Hopkinsville, and Debbie Farris Robertson of Benton; his brother Urey Cook of Hopkinsville; and 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.