Mr. Joe Jones Cook age 86 of North Wilkesboro, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem following a long battle with many illnesses.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Lewis Fork Baptist Church with Reverend Dwayne Andrews and Reverend Sherrill Wellborn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 PM Saturday, prior to the funeral, at the church.
Mr. Cook was born December 12, 1932 in Watauga County to John Paul and Pearl Jones Cooke, spending his childhood in the Maple Springs Community of Wilkes County. He served in the US Air Force in Korea during the Korean Conflict, earning six medals. He retired from Wilkes County having worked as manager of the Wilkes County Landfill. Joe was a member of Lewis Fork Baptist Church and had a special love for the Tuesday morning prayer meetings as well as enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Carolyn June Cooke Foster, as well as many close friends.
Joe is survived by his loving high school sweetheart and wife, Dorathy of the home; sons Barry (Vickie) Cook of Hamptonville, Chuck (Tonya) Cook of Wilkesboro, and daughter Lisa (Joe) Neave of Millers Creek. He was proudly Papa Joe to grandchildren Malcolm (Brooke) Neave, Ben (Caitlin) Cook, Jacob (Krista) Cook, Julia Cook and Olivia Cook, plus great-grandson John Andrew Cook.
He is also survived by his sister Francis (John) Caudill of Millers Creek and brother Bob (Joyce) Cooke of Goldsboro, his brother in-laws Kerley (Peggy) Baker and James Harold (Louise) Pierce, and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 395 Lewis Fork Baptist Church Road, Purlear, NC 28665.
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Lewis Fork Baptist Church Fund
395 Lewis Fork Baptist Church Road, Purlear NC 28665