James C. Cook was born in Monroe Co, TN on November 20, 1932, third child of nine of Thomas and Lula Cook. Early years were spent doing his part on the family farm. Later he worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority until he enlisted in the Navy on May 14, 1952. He retired November 20, 1973 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer having served in the Korean War and three tours in the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Nola. James is survived by his wife, of 43 years, Martha, sons; James David, Michael and wife Janet, grandsons; James Carson II and Blake Allen, brother T.R., sisters; Eula, Mary Rose, Joyce, Quincetta, Jewell, and Robin and their families. Others close at heart are Helen, Ashley, Trevor and Russell Bass and Sarah Summer Ann Spargo.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-800pm, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Forest Park East Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 12:30pm, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Forest Park East Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Park East Cemetery.