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Eugene D. Cook

Male 1920 - 2008  (88 years)

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  • Name Eugene D. Cook 
    Nickname Lefty 
    Born 3 Aug 1920  Langdale, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 2008  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eugene D. Cook, age 88, of Illinios, formerly a long-time resident of Newnan, Georgia, passed away at 11:10 p.m. August 13, 2008, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois, due to a previous stroke and complications of old age.
      He was born in Langdale, Alabama, on August 3, 1920 and called "Lefty", Gene was the middle son of Frank C. and Jewell Gladys (Gay) Cook, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by older brother, Edgar P. Cook of Florida, who passed away in 1986.
      He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Peggy Judd Cook, originally of Utah, and their daughter, Mrs. Pameal Spicer, wife of Dr. J. Pat Spicer, all of Illinois. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jennifer A. Baird of Texas, Brian S. Austin and Susan Spicer both of Illinois, and grandson-in-law Adam Spicer. His younger brother, Wallace Cook, and nephew, Tony Cook, are still in Georgia.
      Gene joined the Army Air Corps in 1941, following the Pearl Harbor attack. His group was sent to the Panama Canal Zone to guard that facility. As a sergeant, he work as an airplane mechanic. After the war, he and his wife settled in Georgia where they lived for 49 years. Gene worked mainly as a salesman, retiring with American General Insurance Company in 1985.
      He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served the church as a branch president, stake high councilman, ward missionary, and temple ordinance worker at the Atlanta Georgia Temple.
      Gene was an avid fan of baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. He loved fishing, a good game of golf with buddies, and the occasional vacation road trip.
    Person ID I9695  Henry Grow Family
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2012 

    Family Living 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F3288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1920 - Langdale, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 2008 - Illinois Link to Google Earth
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