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Jack Clayton Cook

Dec. 29, 1920 - June 26, 2013
GALIEN - Jack Clayton Cook, age 92, formerly of Galien, died Wednesday, June 26th at the Buchanan Meadows. He was born December 29, 1920 in Buchanan to the late Lawrence & Esther Frederickson Cook. On September 22, 1946 he married Louise M. Smallwood; she preceded him in death June 24, 2011. Jack is survived by two sons, Keven (Holly) Cook of Trufanat, Michigan and David (Brenda) Cook of Galien, along with three grandchildren: Barry (Beth) Cook, Erin Cook and Jared Marshall Cook, and three great-grandchildren: Simon, Ellliott and Annabell Cook. His granddaughter, Raelinda Cook and a brother, Eugene Cook preceded him in death. Jack enjoyed playing golf, painting, gardening and singing. Following graduation from Niles High School in 1938 he attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado on an athletic scholarship. He was a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Jack worked in the grocery business most of his adult life, including managing the former S&S Super Market in Buchanan. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, June 30th at 12:30 P.M. at the Galien Cemetery in Galien, Michigan. Military Honors will be given by the Galien American Legion Post 344, of which he was a member. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. The family is being served by the Swem Chapel in Buchanan. To sign his guest book or leave a condolence message, please visit our web-site, www.swemchapel.com.

Published in South Bend Tribune on June 28, 2013
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