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1933 John 2019

John Cook, Sr.

November 4, 1933 — December 15, 2019

John Cook, Sr. 86, of Pampa passed away December 15, 2019 in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Pampa with Erron Mercer, officiating. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

John was born November 4, 1933 in Wade, Oklahoma to Lullar and Matthew Cook where he also grew up and attended school. After school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. After serving in the Army, he moved to Pampa where he would later start a family and reside ever since. Mr. Cook worked for many years as a mechanic locally and also worked in the Oil & Gas industry. John was a civic minded person and was 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a good-natured man who could easily talk to anyone and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his daughter, Sue Cook Chandler and husband Brad of Wheeler; two sisters, Mary Ann Cook Jennik of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Evelyn Jean Cook Anderson and husband Chester of Okah, Oklahoma; three granddaughters, Jana Chandler Bartholomew of Amarillo, Bridget Chandler Weatherly and husband Shea of Wheeler, and Sara Silva and husband Jeremy of Justin; three grandsons, Matthew Cook of Amarillo, and Joshua Cook of Lakehills; Jason Velasquez Sr and wife Charlene of Pampa; two great-granddaughters, Janessa Bartholomew of Amarillo and Audra Weatherly of Lynchburg, VA; five great grandsons, Austin Bartholomew of Amarillo, Hagen Weatherly of Wheeler, Braxton Maul of Temple, and Jason Velasquez Jr and Julian Velasquez of Pampa; and a son-in-law, Allen Whitson of Amarillo. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sharon Cook; a son, John Frank Cook, Jr.; five brothers, Henry Thomas Cook, Willie Jay “Bill” Cook, Roy Wann Cook, Jimmy Wayne “Jim” Cook, and Jackie Franklin “Cookie” Cook; four sisters, Mattie Jane Cook, Georgia Louise Cook McCain, Hattie Ruth Cook Downs and Betty Sue Cook Shipley; and a brother-in-law, Bill Jennik.

In honor of John’s memory, and to continue with one of John’s life-long commitments; it is the family’s desire that memorial contributions be sent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida  33607.

Masonic Rites are courtesy of Pampa Masonic Lodge #966

Military Honors are courtesy of Volleys for Veterans of Amarillo.


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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Cornerstone Baptist Church

2410 W 23rd Ave, Pampa, TX 79065

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