John Charlton Cook Sr., 88, of Marie went home to be with his Heavenly Father Thursday October 29, 2020 at his home following a sudden illness.
Born March 20, 1932 at Buck he was the son of the late Jack Joseph and Doyle Young Cook. John was a founding member of the Pillar of Truth Church where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, Janitor and performed many duties of the church putting God first in his life. Served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, timberman, logger, school bus driver and a carpenter. He was a sawmill worker for Odie Meador Lumber Co. and Weikle Brothers Lumber Co. Enjoyed church activities, caring for his family, camping and the outdoors. John was a true family man.
Preceded in death by two brothers, Edward “Buck” Cook and George “Pete” Cook and one sister, Hattie Thompson.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 68 years, Glenna Jones Cook of Marie; one daughter, Debbie Crawford and husband Terry of Marie; one son, John C. Cook Jr. and wife Deb; four grandchildren, Mark Crawford and wife Michelle, Jared Crawford and wife Margo, Matt Cook and wife Amy and Jennifer Clifton and husband Freddie; seven great grandchildren, Courtney, Hunter and Morgan Cook, Avianna and Abigail Clifton, Candice and Joshua Crawford; four step great grandchildren, Mason and Zak Hicks, Emily and Elijah Wiley; one sister, Francis Wills of Virginia and several nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved dearly.
Funeral Services will be held 12:00 pm Tuesday November 3, 2020 at the Pillar of Truth Church with Pastors Tim Sims, Tommy Mounts and Barry Harper officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 am until time of the services Tuesday at the Church.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.