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  • Harrison County Community Foundation
  • Leslie Williams
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 03:55 PM
Issue of September 17, 2014
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John D. Cook

John Delmont Cook, 83, Shreveport, La., formerly of Haughton, La., died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, after a recent illness at Willis Knighton Pierremont Hospital.

Born in Berwick, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Maxwell Cook and Fern Grable, formerly of Corydon, and became a U.S. citizen when he was 12.

He attended Purdue University, where he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, served in the Air Force during the Korean War, was employed in human resources, working for Roper, Marlin Rockwell/TRW, Topps Chewing Gum and Morton Thiokol at the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, was active in local theater, the Bossier Arts Council and the Gilbert & Sullivan Society; appeared in movies, plays and television, sang with his Air Force Barbershop Quartet, The Metronomes, for decades, and took part in choirs and singing groups nationally and internationally, performing at President Truman’s inauguration with the Purdue Musical Organizations and at Carnegie Hall with the Shreveport First United Methodist Choir.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Virginia (Ginny) Wolfe; a brother, Frank Cook; and a half sister, Clarice Bennett.

Survivors include two daughters, Laurie Philpot of Mary Esther, Fla., and Julie Cook of West Newbury, Mass.; a son, William Cook of Kingston, Pa.; five half siblings, Carl Boley, Patricia Hite, William Boley, Carol Proffitt and Jim Boley; and two granddaughters.

Memorial service: Thursday, Sept. 27, at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport. A private service for family and friends will be arranged with internment at Oak Grove Cemetery west of Corydon.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Purdue Musical Organizations in West Lafayette or the Bossier Arts Council in Bossier City, La.
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