Michael E. Cook
Michael E. “Mike” Cook, 61, of Carthage, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Durham V.A. Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Red Branch Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. D.C. Sullivan. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home and other times at the home.
A native of Moore County, he was a son of Louise Tripp Cook and the late Joseph E. “Buck” Cook, Jr. and was a U.S. Navy veteran. As a young man he work with his father at the Etna gas station in Carthage and later worked for N.C. Department of Transportation, and Hobbs Upchurch as a surveyor.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather Cook; and a brother, Randy Cook.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cheryl McInnis Cook; daughter Kerry Cook, of Robbins; stepdaughter Haley McInnis; sister Pamela Stutts, of Carthage; and granddaughters Cynthia and Serenity Hancock.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Cook family.