Ronald Cooke CONCORD - Mr. Ronald Nelson Cooke, of Rothmoor Place, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Northeast Medical Center. His funeral will be 7 PM Monday at Bethel Wesleyan Church on Old Salisbury Rd. officiated by Rev. Joe Hardin. The family will receive friends 5 pm to 7pm at the church. Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday at Carolina Memorial Park. Ron was born October 23, 1946 in Concord to J.L. Cooke and Myrtle Adams Cooke Helms. He retired from Conway Southern Express as a driver, was a member of Bethel Wesleyan Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam. Ron is survived by his wife, Frances McGraw Cooke; sons, Mickey Cooke and wife Jenifer, and Kelley Cooke and wife Angie, all of Concord; grandchildren, Lindsay, Wesley, Cameron, and Carson; brothers, Gary Cooke of Atlanta, GA, and David Helms of Concord; and sister, Linda Helms of Concord. Memorials may be made to Bethel Wesleyan Church, 4036 Old Salisbury-Concord Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28083. On line condolences may be sent to www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com. Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling services for the Cooke family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 29, 2013