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Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX

OBITUARY

Jack Edmond Cook

December 10, 1944July 27, 2020
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Jack Edmond Cook, 75, of Arthur City, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 31st at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Kelley & Rev. Mickey Kelley officiating. Masonic graveside rites will follow at Garretts Bluff Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Jack, the son of Joe Verlin and Cordelia Parsons Cook, was born Dec. 10, 1944, in Paris. He graduated from Chicota High School and Paris Junior College. For a short time he worked at B & W and was a game warden. The majority of his life was spent farming and ranching. He was known near and far for his alfalfa hay and watermelons. Jack was a member of the Roanoke Masonic Lodge #860. He enjoyed antique car shows. For many years he was an avid coon hunter and for 52 years has made a trip each year to Colorado on a hunting trip. He married Nancy Keller, and together they had Catrena, Ginger, and Chet. When he married Jonelle “Jo” he became father to Amy and Angela, and he and Jo brought Bobby into the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Otis Patterson and an infant brother. Survivors include his wife, Jonelle “Jo” Scrivner Cook, children; Catrena Cook Fagan & husband Robert, Ginger Cook Kelley & husband Johnny, Chet Cook, Amy Spann Norwood & husband Clint, Angela Spann Patterson, and Bobby Cook & wife Laurie, grandchildren; Bradley Kelley & wife Heather, Justin Kelley & wife Sharon, Cody Kelley & wife Jessica, Lily Norwood Shugart & husband Ryan, Sarah Norwood Moore & husband Clint, Jocelyn Patterson & Justin Gamblin, and Kenzie Mosley, great grandchildren; Aiden, Braden, Jason, Peyton, Maverick, Logan, and soon to be baby K, siblings, Glynda Cook Petlock and Joretta Cook Sanders & husband Joe along with numerous nieces & nephews and a plethora of friends.

Members of the Masonic Lodge will serve as casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be: Pete Farmer, Dale Hicks, James Chadwick, Cliff Chadwick, Randy Stephens, and Donnie Williams.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his wife, Jonelle “Jo” Scrivner Cook, children; Catrena Cook Fagan & husband Robert, Ginger Cook Kelley & husband Johnny, Chet Cook, Amy Spann Norwood & husband Clint, Angela Spann Patterson, and Bobby Cook & wife Laurie, grandchildren; Bradley Kelley & wife Heather, Justin Kelley & wife Sharon, Cody Kelley & wife Jessica, Lily Norwood Shugart & husband Ryan, Sarah Norwood Moore & husband Clint, Jocelyn Patterson & Justin Gamblin, and Kenzie Mosley, great grandchildren; Aiden, Braden, Jason, Peyton, Maverick, Logan, and soon to be baby K, siblings, Glynda Cook Petlock and Joretta Cook Sanders & husband Joe along with numerous nieces & nephews and a plethora of friends.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Members of the Masonic Lodge, Pallbearers
  • Pete Farmer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dale Hicks, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Chadwick, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cliff Chadwick, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Randy Stephens, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donnie Williams, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Interment with Masonic Rites

    Friday, July 31, 2020

Memories

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Carl Rose

July 31, 2020

So sorry could not make it to the service. Prayers for healing and comfort to the family.
RIP Jack, you will be missed

Patsy Kelley

July 30, 2020

So very sorry for your lost, I want the family to know all of you are in my thoughts,my heart and my Prayers.
I have wonderful memories of Jack,we were in school together,some weekends , some of us girls would go to his home ,and several of us would ride horses together,those were some wonderful good days and we made memories that I cherrish.
No matter where I would see him,he always spoke, always had that Jack Cook Smile.
I'm glad that I knew a man like Jack.
Rest in Peace Jack 🙏

Ricky, Jean, Cody Avery

July 30, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go to Jo Nell, Bobby and family.

Randy Dollins

July 30, 2020

I've known Jack pretty much all of my life and remember him as a good person and as a friend. Even though he was a little older than me we shared a passion for old cars and were both "gear heads" from our teenage years on. I will miss his smile and sense of humor, especially at car shows and the like. He was a unique person and will be missed by me and many others.

My condolences to the family.

Randy Dollins

Billy and Janice Garner

July 29, 2020

Billy and I go back many years knowing Jack he was always a good friend. Sure will miss him. Love thoughts and prayers for his family.

Pat Hutchings

July 29, 2020

Jack was one of a kind, I went to Chicota School back in the day. Mr. Cook had the grocery store at Garrett Bluff but it was a treat for me and my sister to go to the store because most of the time Jack was there and Joretta it was fun to see them they so nice and kind they were a wonderful family. Love you Jo and family

Larry & Reta Crabb

July 29, 2020

Prayers for peace n comfort for the family. We got to know Jack better at the car shows. He will be missed

Vicki & Johnny Dees

July 29, 2020

I didn't know Jack personally, but I do know he was highly thought of around here. I did buy a watermelon or two from him and they were the best. Jo and I worked together several years ago and she shared some good stories about him. I know he was a good man and that he will certainly be missed by many friends and family. My prayers are with you Jo and your family during this time of grief.

Bill Jr. and Kathryn Gibbs Sudderth

July 28, 2020

Joe we are so sorry for your loss. In times as these, God carries us so we can go on, until it is our time to go home.

God Bless you all...

Susan Mullins

July 28, 2020

My first remembrance of Uncle Jack was on my wedding day when I married his nephew, Bob Mullins. Jack drove his parents and other family members to Dallas that day and got a speeding ticket on the way because they were running late and he was trying to get everyone there on time. At the reception afterwards, he had a bunch of us gathered to hear a joke. He spoke SO fast, I couldn't understand much of it, other than it involved a spider. Everyone laughed loudly at the punch line and I joined in, never knowing what was so funny. This Friday will be his funeral and the 38th anniversary of our wedding and I will smile as I remember that fun time with him, all those years ago. Godspeed, Uncle Jack. I'll see you in God's heavenly kingdom one day and maybe then, you can tell me that joke again, only slower this time.

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