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David Cook

David Griffin Cook

Sunday March 29, 1942 - Monday April 13, 2020
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Obituary

David Griffin Cook, age 78, passed away at his Lewisburg residence on Monday, April 13th,
2020 surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born on March 29th,1942 in Camden, Arkansas to Frank Griffin Cook and Elizabeth Claire Collins. David was a 1960 graduate of Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, TN and a 1964 business graduate of David Lipscomb University in Nashville. He married Marian Patricia “Pat” Parker in 1963. They were together 56 years until her death in 2019. He also served in the Air National Guard and was an honor graduate of the U.S. Army Cook School. He eventually took over Griffin Cook and Sons Supply, his father’s plumbing and electrical supply store, and continued to work there daily until a month before his passing. He was a revered businessman in the Lewisburg and Marshall County communities and served faithfully as an elder at Westvue Church of Christ for over 40 years. He loved working at his store (aka “the shop”), sports, especially University of Tennessee football, watching The Andy Griffith Show, sitting in his rocking chair on the front porch, and spending time with his daughter Alison’s dog Potter, who he lovingly referred to as his “little buddy.”

He was preceded in death by his parents Griffin and Claire Cook, and wife Pat Cook. He is survived by three children: daughters Susan Elaine Cook Ragsdale (Richard) of Petersburg, Alison Patricia Cook of Lewisburg,and son Brian David Cook (Julie) fo Lewisburg. One sister Jane George (Joe), two brothers Billy Cook (Ruth) and Frank Cook all of Lewisburg. Four grandchildren: Grant David Cook (fianceé Kalel Hopwood), Gabriel Knight Cook, Ella Claire Ragsdale, and John Noah Ragsdale.

Pallbearers are Joe George, Tony Matthews, Tres Beasley, Dwayne Hart, Danny Morgan, and Frank Musgrave. Honorary Pallbearers are Mike Whitehead, Ed Anderson, Tony Cross, Michael Sullivan, Benton Thompson, Tony Williams, and their wives.

Private family viewing will be Wednesday, April 15th at London Funeral Home. Graveside services for family members only will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg with Mike Whitehead and Rick Rolin officiating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public memorial service will be held at a later date at Westvue Church of Christ.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday April 15, 2020 |
    When
    Wednesday April 15, 2020
    Location
    Lone Oak Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Officiant
    Rick Rolin, Mike Whitehead
  • Interment

    Wednesday April 15, 2020 |
    When
    Wednesday April 15, 2020
    Location
    Lone Oak Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Lewisburg, TN 37091
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Trent

Posted at 12:31pm
Dear Cook Family,
We are so deeply sorry for your loss..! / Mr. Cook was a terrific person. He had such a dedication to the Lord, the Church at Westvue and his business. He was a true pillar of the community there and treated people so well, helped out so many people! Mr Cook and his wife will be reunited in Heaven!.. We will miss you Mr. Cook.
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Brianna Davis

Posted at 09:39am
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,
Mark and Cassie Hobby
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Tracy & Merri Osborne

Posted at 07:04pm
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Mr. Cook was a wonderful man & will surely be missed.
M

Marie Roberts

Posted at 09:56pm
He would help me figure out my crazy ideas that involved electrical engineering. He never mad me feel stupid and was always willing to help. I would go by just to let him know I did burn the house down. He would laugh and say "I knew you could do it."
My thoughts, prayers, and love goes out to his family, friends, and the entire community. He will truelly be missed by so many.
LJ

Larry Jones

Posted at 09:02pm
My sympathy to all family members, I have known David many years and was a friend and respectable member of the community.
sincerely...Larry Jones
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