James J. “Jim” Cook
James J. “Jim” Cook, 78, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at his home.
He was born March 14, 1942, in Pittsburg, Calif., the son of Robert and Mabel (Wiley) Cook. On April 30, 1999, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Christine Jones, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jim Cook and his wife Lura Sonre and Clay Cook all of Galena, Kan.; one daughter, Jamie Ball and her husband Doug of Scammon, Kan.; one stepson, Jacob Duran of Phoenix, Ariz.; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Whittle and her husband Derrick of Springdale, Ark.; one sister, Melinda Mooney and her husband Philip of Scammon, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Robert and Daniel Cook; one sister, Lavon Reeves; and one grandchild.
He graduated from high school in Columbus, Kan., and attended two years of college. For 26 years, he was a railroad engineer for Kansas City Southern. He was also a heating and air specialist and was an excellent mechanic. He was a member of Butterfield Baptist Church.
Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday, Sept. 19, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Mike Renfrow and Pastor Rick Cooper conducted the services.
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