Services for B.F. Cook Jr., 87, of Rockdale were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Phillips & Luckey Chapel in Rockdale with Rev. John Warren and Rev. Morris Cook officiating. Cremation will follow the services.

Mr. Cook died Sunday, May 8, in Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

He was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, to Byron Floyd Cook Sr. and Louise Dodez Cook.

He married Mary Cunningham on March 23, 1946, in Gainsville.

Mr. Cook retired in 1985 from I.G.C. in Rockdale as a shift supervisor. His entire working life was with I.G.C.

He was a Rockdale resident for the past 55 years and was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale.

During World War II, Mr. Cook served in the Army Air Corp and then in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until his retirement at the rank of major.

He was a member of Rockdale Masonic Lodge No. 414 AF&AM, past president of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Rockdale Little League, past precinct chairman of the Democratic Party and he was active in the community.

Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cook, on Sept. 5, 2006; his parents; and a brother, Jerry Cook.

Survivors are three sons, Byron Floyd Cook III, M.D., of Longview, Tim Cook of Liberty, Morris Coleman Cook of Howe; a daughter, Rebecca Kay Cook Kirkpatrick of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a brother, Louis Cook of Shreveport, Louisiana; four sisters, Alice Van Alstyne, Laurine Juhl and Donna Bass, all of Shreveport, Louisiana, Cookie Parrish of Fayetteville, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Courtney Jo Spearman, Chad Cook, Seth Cook, Jessica Cook, Talitha Cook, Kayla Cook, Taylor Cook and Mack Hunter; and two great-grandchildren, Will Cook and Lilly Hunter.

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