Funeral services for Mr. Laurence F. Cook, 95, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday,
February 24, 2011, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Rob Draper
Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County,
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 P.M.
until 9 P.M., and on Thursday from 9 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Monday, February 21, 2011, at his
He was born November 27, 1915, in Santa Fe, TN, to the
late Dr. M.M. Cook and Minnie Waddy Cook. On April 4,
1987, he was married to Dianne Lee Cook, who survives. He
was a retired assignment supervisor at Twin Lakes Telephone
He was a member of the Tannehill Lodge #133, York Rite,
and Al Menah Shriner’s Temple of Nashville. He was a member
of the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church and served in
the U.S. Army during World War II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Son: Ed Cook; and 2 Brothers: M.M. Cook, Jr. and Spencer
Survivors include his Wife: Dianne Lee Cook of Gainesboro,
TN; 1 Son: Laurence F. Cook, Jr. of Knoxville, TN; 1
Granddaughter: Aspen Cook of Knoxville, TN; 1 Nephew:
M.M. Cook III of Ashville, N.C.; and 2 Wonderful Companions:
Mandy and Macy.
Rev. Kathy Bowles will officiate at the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Zachary Lee Educational Fund by contacting the funeral home.
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