PITTSBORO – Donald Gordon Cook, 79, died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at his residence in Pittsboro. He was born on May 8, 1935, in Bruce.
He was retired from Pontotoc Electric Power Association and a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter. He Loved hunting with hounds. He was one of the nation’s top breeders of Trigg Fox Hounds. He was known, as a people person who never met a stranger. He loved and cherished all friends that he made through the years.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Lee Wright Cook of Pittsboro; four sons, Jeff Cook of Pittsboro, Scott Cook of Pittsboro, Jerry (Tina)Turner of Water Valley and Steve Turner of Florence; three daughters, Debra (Vince) Harrell of Bluffton, S.C., Patricia Zinn of Bruce and Diane McKnight of Memphis; brothers, Roy Cook (Vivian) of Destin, Fla., and B.J. Cook (Eleanor) of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; sister, Dorthia Baker of Pittsboro; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five nephews; and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Lucy Stark Cook; one sister, Bennie Faye Judon; one son-in-law, Jimmy Zinn; one grandson, Andrew Turner; and one great-grandchild.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church in Bruce with Bro. J.R. Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery at Banner. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Gordon Brown, Jerry Coleman, Charles Parker, Jimmy Pennington, Bobby Wells and Cody Weeks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Brown, Ted Camp, Bobby Albert Chrestman, Scott Collins, Jason Cook, Michael Cook, Gregg Gillis, Jimmy Hubbard, Dave Lewis, J.B. Rogers, Charlie Spradlin and Jerry Tutor, members of the Senior Adult Sunday school class at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, current and retired employees of PEPA, and members of the Trigg National Fox Hunters Association.
The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church in Bruce.
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