COOK, John Joseph Sr., 87, of Mechanicsville, went to rest with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 21, 2013. John was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, James and Willie; and one sister, Annie. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Phyllis; son, John Jr. "Junie" (Teresa); daughter, Deborah Melton (Bob); two grandchildren, Brad Melton (Erice) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tiffany Cook; one great-grandson, Landon Melton of Jacksonville; one sister-in-law, Colleen Oliver; and two devoted family friends, Connie Christian and Judy Lumpkin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was a true southern gentleman. He was a retired Teamsters Truck Driver and a proud Navy World War II veteran. He remained proud of that service until his death. The family will receive friends on Tuesday (today), April 23, from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee- Davis Rd., where services will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. Interment Washington Memorial Park.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.