J. Thurston Cooke went to be with his Lord and Savior this morning, March 9, 2013. Living his life according to the Word and the Great Commandment, he proclaimed Christ to everyone he met. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Post Office. He was also founding member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church and was an elder and deacon there for twenty-five years.
He is survived by his wife, Joella Cooke, children and spouses: Becki and Rodney Smith, Tracy and Vickie Cooke, Bryan and Brenda Cooke, Terri and Gary Watson, and Cindy Julian,; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Edith Cooke, his brother Frank R Cooke Jr., his sister Virginia Lee, his granddaughter Courtney Spencer Smith, and his first wife Charlotte Cooke.
Visitation will be held at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel on Hwy 153 Sunday, March 10 from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm.
Services will be given by Ken Duggan and Britt Watson at Dallas Bay Baptist Church on Monday, March 11th at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Dallas Bay Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN, 37343. Please share your thoughts and Memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com