Tommy Cook, son of Lawrence Cook and Joyce Lawson Cook, was born in Dexter on Jan. 5, 1963, and died at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the age of 42.
He was a resident of Puxico until 1985, lived in various places until moving to Jackson in 2002. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Cook was a truck driver and had received many safe driving awards.
On Nov. 23, 1985, he was married to Melanie Pruitt in Glennon.
Surviving are his wife, Melanie Cook of Jackson; one daughter, Jennifer Lynne Cook of Jackson; his father, Lawrence Cook of Yuma, Ariz.; his mother, Joyce Cook of Puxico; and three brothers, Larry Cook of Jackson, Garry Cook of Puxico, and Kenny Cook of Lincoln, Neb.
Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Watkins & sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with the Rev. Kenneth Lambert of Bloomfield officiating.
Interment will follow in the Fagan Cemetery near Puxico.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico is in charge of arrangements.