Jerry B. Cook went home to meet his Lord on 18 January, 2018. He was 95 years old and had a wonderful life with his wife Lillian Cook for 68 years.
Funeral Service is scheduled for 10:00 AM 22 January on Monday, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Lovington Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Jerry was born to William and Susie Cook on May 31, 1922 in Brownfield, Texas. He attended Lovington schools where he met Lillian Wilhoit in Jr. High. They graduated and were married on August 4, 1942. He served in the Army-Air Corp for 39 months. Jerry and Lillian have three children; Reva Lemley and husband Tommy (deceased), Charliss Cook Randall from Cloudcroft, and Lyndel Cook and wife Melody from Abilene, TX. There are four grandchildren; Colby Cook and wife Nancy from Slidell, LA, Leaine Light and husband Gordon from Kingsport, TN., Nannette Weaver and husband Timothy from Glendale, AZ., and Crysta Cook from Abilene, TX. There are 2 Great-grandchildren: Stepfanie Carter and husband Jonathan from Grey, TN., and Tazia Cook from Slidell, LA. Great grandchild Natalie Carter from Grey, TN.
Jerry Cook is preceded in death by his parents, William and Susie Cook and one sister Willeta Wyman.
Jerry was an active member of the Third and Central Church of Christ for over 68 years and taught class for 40 years. Jerry worked in the propane business and in the oil business for over 33 years. He was a devoted husband, a father, friend, mentor, just a loving person and a referee. There wasn't much he couldn't do. He loved working with his hands, working with leather and wood.
Jerry loved to watch hummingbirds, camping and just watching animals in Cloudcroft, NM.
Any donations can be made to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home in Portales, NM., 1356 NM Hwy 236, Portales, NM 88130.
I'm so sad to hear of Jerry's passing what a full, rich life. He will be missed by my mom Kay, and "Ramon & Cora", his nicknames for my brother and I. He always made us laugh.
Vicky SandersLovington, NM
You and your family are in our prayers. Your father will be missed by many. He was always so nice and friendly to me and I count myself lucky to have known him. May God Bless you alll.
Renee Wilmeth ShorterSan Angelo, TX
Our deepest condolences to the Cook family.
Willie &Luella JacksonLovingtob, NM
Dear Cook Family,
My heart goes out to all of you in the loss of this husband, father and grandfather. I attended the 3rd & Central Church of Christ for many years. I knew Lyndal the better than any of the family, he and my daughter Renee Wilmeth were very good friends all thru school. I wanted all to know that Mr. Cook will be missed by many friends and was a very nice man.
Carolyn "Wilmeth" ChanceLos Lunas, NM