Jack Edmond Cook, 75, of Arthur City, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 31st at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Kelley & Rev. Mickey Kelley officiating. Masonic graveside rites will follow at Garretts Bluff Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jack, the son of Joe Verlin and Cordelia Parsons Cook, was born Dec. 10, 1944, in Paris. He graduated from Chicota High School and Paris Junior College. For a short time he worked at B & W and was a game warden.
The majority of his life was spent farming and ranching. He was known near and far for his alfalfa hay and watermelons. Jack was a member of the Roanoke Masonic Lodge #860. He enjoyed antique car shows. For many years he was an avid coon hunter and for 52 years has made a trip each year to Colorado on a hunting trip.
He married Nancy Keller, and together they had Catrena, Ginger, and Chet. When he married Jonelle “Jo” he became father to Amy and Angela, and he and Jo brought Bobby into the family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Otis Patterson and an infant brother.
Survivors include his wife, Jonelle “Jo” Scrivner Cook, children; Catrena Cook Fagan & husband Robert, Ginger Cook Kelley & husband Johnny, Chet Cook, Amy Spann Norwood & husband Clint, Angela Spann Patterson, and Bobby Cook & wife Laurie, grandchildren; Bradley Kelley & wife Heather, Justin Kelley & wife Sharon, Cody Kelley & wife Jessica, Lily Norwood Shugart & husband Ryan, Sarah Norwood Moore & husband Clint, Jocelyn Patterson & Justin Gamblin, and Kenzie Mosley, great grandchildren; Aiden, Braden, Jason, Peyton, Maverick, Logan, and soon to be baby K, siblings, Glynda Cook Petlock and Joretta Cook Sanders & husband Joe along with numerous nieces & nephews and a plethora of friends.
Members of the Masonic Lodge will serve as casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be: Pete Farmer, Dale Hicks, James Chadwick, Cliff Chadwick, Randy Stephens, and Donnie Williams.
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