Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jim (Mike) Cook, 69, of Cassville, passed away on May 30, 2009, in his home. He was the son of the late Goldena Cook, of Cassville, and the late Jimmy d. Cook, of Fort Smith, Ark., He was born on July 20, 1939, in West Plains. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Geneva Marler on May 2, 1979, in Purdy. He served in the Army National Guard for six years and worked at Rocketdyne in Neosho for 10 years. For several years, he was the manager of the Wards Mail Order Store in Cassville, then worked for Fasco, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church in Cassville.

Survivors include: his wife of 30 years, Geneva Cook, of Cassville; one son, Neil Cook, and his wife, Mary, of Fair Fax, Va.; two daughters, Brandi Kavanaugh, and her husband, Matt, of Pleasant Hill, and Michelle Cook, of Kingsville; one brother, David Cook, and his wife, Ginger, of Paris, Texas; one stepdaughter, Shirl Shannon, and her husband, Charles, of Mt. Vernon; one stepson, Bobby Breeden, and his wife, Carrie, of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Lyle of Fort Smith, Ark.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, with Rev. Bob Neeley and Rev. James Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Monett and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home in Cassville or may be made online at www.chafoundation.org.

Online condolences and webcasting of the funeral services may be found at www.whitefuneralhome.org