John William Cook Sr.
1939 - 2020
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA
John William Cook, Sr.
Franklin, TN
John William Cook, Sr., of Franklin, TN passed away peacefully on December 3, 2020. He was 81 years old. He was born in Brooklet, GA on August 8, 1939, to Lee Roy Cook and Joanna Cone Cook.
After graduating from high school, John moved to Savannah, GA and met the love of his life, Janet Dunn Cook. They were married for 57 years and had two children: daughter Joanna Cook West (Brian) of Brentwood, TN and son John William Cook, Jr. (Rene) of Franklin, TN. One of the greatest joys of his life was his 5 grandchildren: Rachel, William, Georgia, Sadie, and Celia Tate.
John attended Georgia Southern University and graduated with a degree in Math. After graduating from Georgia Southern, he began his business career in the GE Management Training Program. During that time, he completed his Masters in Business Administration. In 1991, his entrepreneurial spirit took over when he purchased Dole Refrigerating Company, in Lewisburg, TN, where he was still actively involved as CEO.
In addition to his love for family and work, John loved Jesus and was active in his church, Brentwood Baptist Church, where he loved serving others as a Deacon. John loved God, his wife Janet, and his family more than anything. He will be remembered for his faith, generosity, patience, and boundless optimism.
A graveside service will take place at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA on Saturday, December, 5, at 3:30 pm. Memorials can be made to The Tennessee Baptist Children's Home or The John W Cook Scholarship at Belmont University.
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Janet, I just learned of your loss of John in December. I was so shocked as he seemed in perfect health when we last saw him at the class reunion. My deepest sympathy to you and your family, and my prayers are with you as you try to get through grief and the rest of your life without him. John was a wonderful person, and he will be missed by his many friends and relatives. All the Best, Helen
Helen Richey
June 23, 2021
Samantha Fauth
December 5, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
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December 4, 2020
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