Samuel H. “Sammy” Crook, 74, of Jumping Branch went home to be with the Lord Friday, November 20, 2020 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born April 2, 1946 at Hinton he was a son of the late Hobert J. and Dorothy Ernestine Moss Crook.
Sammy was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran where he received the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Hinton VFW Post 4500, member of Vietnam Veterans of Princeton, a former City of Hinton police officer, co-owner and operator of Crook’s Construction, LLC and patriarch of the Crook family.
He is preceded in death by three brothers; Jackie, Paul and Johnny Crook; and one sister, Venora “Ruth” Smith.
Those left to cherish his memory include two sons; Eric Scott Crook and Johnathan Walter Crook; four grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Hayden and Samuel; one great grandchild, Avery; the love of his life, Barbara Wykle; close nephew Chris Gilbert and companion Misty Meadows, close niece Jennifer McMeekin; close great nephew, Braydon Gilbert; three brothers, Kenny, Roy and Dallas Crook; four sisters, Ernestine “Teenie” Bremer, Janice Shrader, Brenda H. Trent and Linda Ratliff; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a world of friends.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral parlors. Serving as pallbearers will be Eric Crook, Chris Gilbert, Pat Huffman, Roy Lee Crook, Jared Crook, Brian Bremer, Jamie Richmond and Braydon Gilbert.
For the safety of the family and community precautionary guidelines will be followed.