Harry Cook

February 25, 1928December 11, 2013

Mr. Harry Cook, 85, of LaGrange passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at West Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Cook was born February 25, 1928, son of the late Farris Cook and Ruby Hestley Cook. He was a member of First Baptist Church on the Square and the Lion’s Club. Mr. Cook attended the University of Georgia and the University of Oklahoma and was a U.S. Army War World II veteran. Mr. Cook was employed with Yellow Freight System as a Terminal Manager before retiring. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Lou James Cook and a daughter, Pama Jo McMillen.

Survivors include three children, Mike Bush and her husband Bill Bush, Bill Cook and his wife Liz Cook, and Jim Cook and his wife Pam Cook; two siblings, Della Hairston and Jeanne Long; grandchildren, Rich Shuman, Robbie Hendricks, Matt Bush, Katie Willis, Suzie Cook, Randi Cook, Dusty Cook, Taylor Cook, and Jordan Cook; great grandchildren, Ashley Shuman, Trey Hendricks, Brady Willis, Emma Cook, Colt Willis, Ezra Cook, and Chipper Willis; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 14, 2013 at First Baptist Church on the Square with Dr. Paul Baxter, Rev. Paul Blair, and Rev. Matt Bush officiating. The gathering of family and friends will be this evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to All Things New Orphanage, P.O. Box 11809, Jacksonville, FL 32239 in memory of Mr. Harry Cook.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, December 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Miriam Morgan

December 15, 2013

I consider it a privilege having worked for and with Mr. Cook for a number of years at Yellow Freight. He was a role model for many and will be sorely missed.Condolences to the family.


December 14, 2013

Remembering Mr. Harry and his bass voice! Was always a blessing to have him sing with me at Vernon Woods!

Rob Coatsworth

December 13, 2013

Praying for you and your family. Excited to know Harry is dancing with Jesus. Love you brother!

December 13, 2013

Bill, Liz, Randi, and Dusty,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We knew your "Dad/Father-in-Law/Grandfather" as a devoted family man and strong Christian who set a great example for his family. To say you were all blessed to have him in your lives for so long is quite an understatement.

In Christ,
The Grimaldi's

Rob Howard

December 13, 2013

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Cook family. Mr. Cook was a neighbor and a friend who always treated me like family. I will always remember our conversations and the laughs ( which were many ) we shared.

Sincerely, your neighbor and friend from Decatur.

Rob Howard


December 12, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cook family. May your hearts feel joy knowing your dad is singing with the angels. We love you guys!
The Carnes