The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 9, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Harry (Jimmy) F. Cook

On July 6, 2013, God’s angels rolled out the red carpet for Harry (Jimmy) F. Cook as he went home to be with the Lord after battling a long illness.

Jimmy was born on June 2, 1939, at Dameron, W.Va., and is the son of the late Kyle and Effie Cook of Dameron.

Mr. Cook was a retired Merchant Marine by profession, and served in the United States Navy. Mr. Cook served our country in Desert Storm. He was also a lifetime member of DAV and VFW Foreign Wars.

Mr. Cook was a loving husband, brother, uncle, stepfather, and stepgrandfather, as well as a loving friend to many.

Mr. Cook was preceded in death by three sisters, Joann Cook Manning and her husband Bill Manning; Betty Cook Dean and her husband Cleotus Dean; Mary Cook Honaker and her husband Frank Honaker; and three brothers, John Cook and his wife Juanita; Dudley Cook; and Woodrow Cook and his wife Mildred.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years Jeanette Cook of Oak Hill, stepdaughter Terrie Rubeck and husband Chad Rubeck of Coal City, W.Va., three stepgranddaughters Destiny Akers of Sophia, Danyelle Blevins of Princewick and Charity Akers of Coal City, and many nieces and nephews, as well as his best friend and best buddy Caleb Miller of Oak Hill.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home of Beckley on Thursday, July 11, 2013, with Rev. Michael Kessinger officiating. Burial will follow at the Cook Family Cemetery in Dameron with Military rites.

Pallbearers will be Philip McMillion, Robert Hendricks, Danny Cook, Jerry Cook, Kenny Cook, and Dennis Wilfong.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Sturgill, Harold Sturgill and Denzil Cook.

Special thanks to the Veterans Hospital fourth floor nurses for their wonderful love and care, Hospice House, and niece Amanda McMillion, and friend Shelli Wilfong for your rewards will be great in Heaven for your love and support you have shown to Jimmy.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Rose and Quesenberry in Beckley.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

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