In Memory of
Thomas Andrew Cook
April 27, 1939 – March 10, 2021
Thomas Andrew Cook, age 81, of Jasper, FL. passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA.
Tom, a native of Allen County, Kentucky was born on April 27, 1939 to the late Willie Carline Cook and Wavie Lena Willoughby Cook. As a young man Tom joined the United States Navy and ended up in Jacksonville where he met and married Norma Godwin Cook. His time in the Navy was precious years and he maintained lifelong friendships (Larry Warren). Tom retired from Occidental (PCS) where he worked as a heavy equipment supervisor. He was an avid arrowhead collector, which of course was made easier by his love of the outdoors and the thrill of the hunt. He was an avid hunter and fishermen. Tom especially enjoyed family time. As “Pop-Pop” he was known as “the best story teller and the wisest man alive”. He would never forget his roots in Kentucky and spent months at the time at his home there, often having to jokingly be reminded that he had a home in Florida. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Larry Cook and a nephew Carline Cook.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Norma Godwin Cook of Jasper; his son, Tommy Cook and his wife Dana of Valdosta, GA.; his daughter, Ona Cheryl Colson and her husband Greg of Valdosta, GA.; his brother, Willie Cook (Winnie) of Scottsville, KY; three grandchildren, Trace Colson (Katie), Thomas Cook III (Kirbi) and Danielle Cook; one great grandson, Kace Colson all of Valdosta, GA. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Bright Pond Baptist Church in Jasper between the hours of 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 AM at the T. W. Crow & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the T. W. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Oak Forest Cemetery.