Mr. Clarence Kenneth "Ken" Cook

March 27, 1937March 7, 2013

Mr. Clarence Kenneth (Ken) Cook, 75, of Cumming, Georgia passed away March 7, 2013 following a lengthy illness. Ken was born on March 27, 1937 in Columbia, S.C. to Clarence (C.K.) and Maude Thompson Cook.

Ken proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Cold War. His reserve unit was activated during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He had a successful career in the high tech industry with AT&T, Western Union, and served as a National Sales Director for Racal-Milgo. He was a founder of Transport Data Communications and Data Products Inc.

Ken was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling and fishing. His favorite pastime was restoring collectible automobiles. Ken was a genuine people person who loved his family dearly and lived life to the fullest. He is preceded in death by his father C.K., mother Maude and infant brother Aubry. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Brenda Mitchell Cook; son Chris Cook and future daughter-in-law Christine Schwartz of Macon; daughter Rebecca Williams and her husband Scotty Williams of Alpharetta; brother Paul Cook of Augusta; and grandchildren Jacob Cook and Macy Williams. A celebration of Ken's life will be held at a service on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at Mt. Pisgah UMC, 2850 Old Alabama Rd, Alpharetta, GA. He will be laid to rest at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton with military honors at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital,



  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Burial Monday, March 11, 2013


  • Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital,

Mr. Clarence Kenneth "Ken" Cook

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Debra and Ed Johnson

July 6, 2013

Brenda, I just heard today of Ken's passing. We are so sorry to hear this. He was a sweet neighbor and so kind always. Our hearts are with you and your children and grandson, and we will be praying for your broken hearts.
Debra and Ed Johnson

March 23, 2013

I am sorry to be this late in signing the Guest book but was in Hospital recuperating from my 6th back surgery..
Ken Cook was a very dear friend.He and I traveled together in Sale jobs at Western Union. Brenda and Becky accompanied us on occasion. He was a true "Brother" to me. I cannot express my feelings upon learning of his Passing on to Greater Life. Goodbye my friend. I shall see you again in that greater life.
To Brenda, Becky, Chris and Scotty. You have every right to be Proud of Ken. May his light shine happily in your memories and may God lift you up in this time of bereavement. Please listen to John Mcdermott's My Old Man.

In Love to you all,

Jeff Ham


March 16, 2013

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss. “Blessed be Almighty God who daily carries the load for us.” Psalms 68:19

Jim Monahan

March 12, 2013

I started my career as an Engineer. Ken convinced me to move into sales where I later learned he had “conspired” with my then current boss to put me into a situation where I had no choice but to move into sales and work for him. I was unsure of it then but very quickly became extremely grateful and remain so today.

Ken took me under his wing and taught me how to be not just a salesman but a professional salesman. While I knew I could never be as good at sales as Ken, I was given a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best. I have had a very successful career due in no small part to Ken, my Mentor and more importantly my Friend.

He will be missed.

March 12, 2013

It is great sadness that I write about one of my best friends, Ken Cook.
We shared a lot of great times together at work and pleasure.
I will miss him greatly.

God will provide his family and friends strength for the future.
Larry Richardson (Canton, GA)

Scotty Williams

March 11, 2013

Father-in-law... Actually, my second Father. He was a very kind and gentle man. He shared his wisdom and opinion, like it or not, with you. He was always in charge and knew where we needed to be. I never doubted his love for his family and friends. I knew his grandkids were the "light of his life". I am thankful to have known him and thankful he left the legacy of love and patriotism that he did, and will miss him always. My life is better because of him.

March 10, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Cook family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

March 10, 2013

This world holds no sadness that God can not heal. May you find comfort in knowing that He is providing the strength you need.

C Johnson


March 9, 2013

Dear Cook Family: So sorry to hear about your loss.May you find comfort in the days ahead in the God of all comfort.2Corin.1:3,4.

Sharon Hunt Phil.4:7

March 9, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.