Thomas Patrick CookCrossett, AR, 1923 - 2010
Tom Pat Cook, age 87, of Crossett, Ark. passed away on July 31, 2010 at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 14, 1923 in Texarkana, Ark. to his parents, Sterling Dempsey and Lyde Hightower Cook.. Mr. Cook was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal. He had been employed as an accountant for the Crossett Lumber Co., Georgia Pacific, Louisiana Pacific, and retired as the owner of T. P. Cook Tax Service. Mr. Cook was also a former administrator of the Crossett Health Center (now Ashley County Medical Center) and currently served as a member of the Ashley County Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary. He was very active in the local community as a member of the Lions Club, Gideon's International, Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce, and was a founding member of the Wiggin's Cabin Society. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, photography and was a h.a.m. radio operator. Mr. Cook was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett where he was a past officer, Sunday school teacher, usher, and member of United Methodist Men.. Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy Grace Cook of Crossett, Ark.; one son, Joel Cook M.D. (Cheryl) of Athens, Ga.; one daughter, Kay Lindsey (Danny) of Malvern, Ark.; four grandchildren, Patrick Cook (Melissa) of Smyrna, Tenn., Laura Katharine Cook of Kenosha, Wis., Christopher Cook of Smyrna, Tenn., Sarah Kate Lindsey of Little Rock, Ark., and two great-grandchildren, Joel Patrick Cook III (Trip) and Madison Grace Cook. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, Ark. (www.jonesservice.com) Visitation will be held Monday at the church beginning at 1 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, Ark. 71635.
Published August 2, 2010
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105 W. Third, Crossett, AR