Mr. Joseph W. “Bo” Cook, Sr., also known as “Papa Cook”, 82, of Sylvester died January 1, 2016 in Atlanta.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday January 6, 2016 at the Pine Hill Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Wright will officiate.
Mr. Cook was born on February 4, 1933 in Sylvester to the late William Avery and Julia Mae Watson Cook. He had lived in Worth County since 1978, having previously lived in Tift and Dougherty Counties. Mr. Cook was retired from National Linen Service after 30 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. Mr. Cook enjoyed working in his yard, gardening, cooking and doing mechanic work. He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Ruth Walker Cook of Sylvester; children, Debbie Cook Bowman (Mark) of Sylvester, Vickie Cook Freeman (Greg) of Ringgold, Tammy Cook of Sylvester, Joey Cook (Rewa) of Poulan ; grandchildren, Jonathan Rizer (Allison), Georgie Bowman Wood (Shannon), Jennifer Freeman, Jessica Freeman, Candace Rebekah, Wes and Chloe Cook; great grandchildren, Aiden Rizer, Toby Rizer, Caitlin Wood, Skylar Wood and Jayden Wood; brother Charles Cook (Lynn) of Tifton; sisters, Juanita Perry of Tifton, Bobbie Cone of Omega, Marguerite Bell of Berlin and Joann Walker (Buck) of Dublin.
Active pallbearers were Mitchell Perry, John Bell, Tony Bell, Rory Bell, Buddy Cone, David Cone, Jason Cone, Gary McNorrill, Jamey Whitley, Avery Cook, and Terry Cook.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.
Banks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.