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January 21, 2014

Jack Henderson Cook

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Jack Henderson Cook of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to Walter Luther and Bessie Acenith (Simmons) Cook on April 22, 1927 in Foster, Oklahoma and passed from this life on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 86 years.

Jack grew up and attended school at Burrs High and Dibble High where he excelled in basketball. After graduation, Jack served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

On December 6, 2001, Jack married Sylvia Colene Williams in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Mr. Cook worked for Halliburton, and was a carpenter helper for Larue Fox. Jack was also self employed hauling hay and cutting wood, picking up pecans, broom corn and cotton. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and playing dominoes.

Jack spent many hours fishing. He fished so much that the new dock at the Elmore City lake was named “Cook’s Landing.” He also loved his family and the time spent with his grandkids and great-grandkids.

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife Sylvia Colene Cook of the home; sons Richard Cook of Edwardsville, Kansas, Steve Cook and wife Phyllis of Elmore City, Oklahoma, and Robbie Cook and wife Dee of Norman, Oklahoma; daughters Debra Alexander of Thorndal, Texas, and Laura Dudley of Checotah, Oklahoma; sisters Opal Pearson of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and Virginia Jackson of Moore, Oklahoma; brother-in-law Bill Taylor of Moore, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Bessie Cook; brothers Edward Cook and Walter Fletcher “Bub” Cook; and sisters Dovie Taylor and Ila Stevens.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Church of Christ in Elmore City, Oklahoma with Joe Terrell officiating.

Interment will be in the Foster Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.

You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.

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