BROWNS SUMMIT - Mr. Charlie M. Cook, 88, of Browns Summit, N.C. died at the Hospice Home on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
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A native of Guilford County, he was the son of John Edward Cook and Vera Huffines Cook, both deceased. He was a retired farmer. Charlie was a member of Apples Chapel Christian Church where he served on the Board of Deacons and the Cemetery Committee and was a member of the Helping Hands Sunday School Class.
Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Rifleman 290th Infantry, serving during World War II from 1944-1946. He received a Combat Badge, two Battle Stars, two Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal, 30-Cal. Rifle M. T. Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a life member of The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gibsonville, N.C. Post 2972.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Pauline Clapp Cook; three children, Richard J. Cook and wife Carolyn P. Cook, Janice Cook Tickle and husband Tommy Tickle and Timothy M. Cook; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at Apples Chapel Christian Church on Friday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Roger Price, the Rev. Allen Myers and the Rev. Ted Cook. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
The family will receive friends at Apples Chapel Christian Church on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. At other times they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Apples Chapel Christian Church, 7345 Hwy. 61 North, Gibsonville, NC 27249.
Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service
306 Glenwood Ave. Burlington, NC 27215
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014