OBITUARY

CSM (Ret.) Junior Cook

December 1, 1922April 26, 2013
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CSM (Ret) Junior Cook

December 1, 1922-April 26, 2013

Columbus, Georgia- CSM (Ret) Junior Cook, age 90, resident of Columbus, died on Friday, April 26, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled at the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m. with Reverend David Howle officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Alabama. A visitation reception will be held prior to the service on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Light hors d'oeurves will be served. Attire for the visitation and service is casual. CSM Cook, son of the late Joseph Cook and Susan Glass Cook, was born December 1, 1922 in Guntersville, Alabama. He was retired from the U.S. Army where he honorably served for over 28 years. During his military career, CSM served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. For his exceptional valor and service, he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and numerous other medals and ribbons. After retirement from the military he began another career serving faithfully as Manager of European Health Spa and later sold automobiles at Jon A. Pope Auto’s. CSM Cook was preceded in death by a sister, Mamie Snow; two brothers, Roy Cook and Richard Cook; and a grandson, Christopher Cook. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margie Cook of Columbus; two daughters, Barbara Lawrence and her husband Randy Lawrence of Phenix City, Alabama and Christine Toomey and her husband Kenna of Fayetteville, Georgia; one son, Robert Cook of Columbus; one sister, Dessie Betz of Gadsden, Alabama; three grandchildren, Randy Lawrence, Jr. and his wife Crystal of Phenix City, Alabama, Chad Cook of Columbus and Kristen Toomey of Fayetteville, Georgia; two great-granddaughters, Leah Cook and Emma Lawrence; former daughter-in-law, Charlene Koonce of Columbus; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Condolences may be offered at www.shcolumbus.com.

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Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 2, 2013
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CSM (Ret.) Junior Cook

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charlene koonce

May 3, 2013

Pa we will always love you

May 3, 2013

CSM JUNIOR COOK WAS A GREAT AMERICAN HERO.WHAT A MAN ! WHAT A FRIEND! IF ONLY WE COULD TEE-IT-UP JUST ONE MORE TIME.JUST PERHAPS WE CAN ON THE OTHER SIDE.---JUNIOR,PLEASE SAVE ROOM IN YOUR GROUP FOR ME.
YOUR FRIEND, CSM RET. JACK L. GREEN SR.

May 3, 2013

MARGIE:
GLORIA AND I ARE THINKING OF YOU.WHEN YOU FEEL READY AND ABLE,PLEASE CONSIDER BEING OUR GUEST FOR DINNER AT ANY PLACE YOU LIKE TO EAT.WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU SOON AND WILL PICK YOU UP AT YOUR HOME. CALL ANY TIME TO SCHEDULE AT YOUR DESIRE. PHONE NO. 706-221-1620.
WITH LOVE,
GLORIA AND JACK L. GREEN SR.

May 3, 2013

Dear Margie,
I was depley touched and saddend if I heard about the loss of Junior.
My thoughts are with you in these difficult times.
Sincerely Anke (Germany, Daughter from Susi and Bernd)

SSG Pye

May 2, 2013

Thank you for your outstanding service to the United States of America. Your efforts helped defend and protect the greatest nation in the world at a time when she needed it the most. From all the enlisted soldiers at Fort Benning GA, thank you Command Sergeant Major Cook, we will see you on the high ground. Welcome Home.

Astrid Denninghoff

May 2, 2013

In silent grief
Bernd and Susi
Astrid and Anke

Astrid Denninghoff

May 2, 2013

In silent grief
Bernd and Susi,
Astrid and Anke

Astrid Denninghoff

May 2, 2013

In silent grief

Bernd and Susi,
Astrid and Anke

JACK L. GREEN SR.

May 1, 2013

JACK L AND GLORIA GREEN

Kathy Turner

May 1, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.