John W. Cook, 88, formerly of Cyclone, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 22, 2021 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. He was born on March 26, 1932 in Logan, WV and was the son of the late Wirt and Geneva Cook. John served in the United States Army and was a Sargent during the Korean War. He was honored to have served his country. John was a cable lineman for GE Cablevision in Logan, WV for many years before entering the coal industry. He began as a laborer but continued his education and became an electrician. He worked at Harris #2 until retirement. He also managed the Burial Fund for the company for many years. He so enjoyed the comradery with his co-workers and was always glad to run into them and reminisce about their time in the mines. John was a dedicated member of the Toler Baptist Church for most of his adult life. He was a Deacon and actively served in this roll until his health worsened. He used his gifts to help construct the new church at Campus. He loved the Lord and he loved to serve alongside his church family.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Ethel Cook; a stepmother, Mammie Cook; one brother, George “Babe” Cook; and one sister, Jean Klippa.
Those left to cherish his memory are a son, Gary Cook of Cyclone; a daughter Kim (AJ) Cook of Florence, SC; Four grandchildren, Daniel Cook (Jocie Cline) and Parker Cook of Cyclone; Jordan and Connor Cook of Florence, SC; one great-granddaughter, Alanah Cook of Cyclone; a sister Ann (Bill) Parker of Beckley, WV; a very good friend, Robert Lusk of Cyclone, and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Toler Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with the Rev. Clarence Gibson and Rev. Charlie Gibson officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Cyclone, WV. Friends may gather with the family at 12:00PM until time of services on Friday at the church. Military rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.