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Joseph "Joe" Wilson Cook

July 20, 1930 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 91)

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Mr. Joseph "Joe" Wilson Cook, Jr., passed away Friday, January 21, 2022, in the Andalusia hospital. He was 92.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, January 24, 2022, at Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Kevin Wilburn will officiate the graveside service. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Wilson "Will" Cook, William David Payne, Mason Payne, Hunter Cross, and Derrick Glidewell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairmount Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 66, Red Level, AL 36474, or Comfort Care Hospice, 820 South Three Notch Street, Suite C., Andalusia, AL 36420. Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Left to cherish his memories, son, Joseph Douglas (Debra) Cook of Andalusia; daughter, Pamela (David) Payne of Foley, AL; grandchildren, Robert Wilson Cook, William David Payne, Jennifer Ann (Scott) Snell, Kimberly Idaho, step-granddaughter, Alana Smith; great-grandchildren, Mason Payne, Raelyn Payne, Ian Snell, McKenzie Snell; two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Glidewell Cook in 2017; his brother, Winston Cook and Ralph Cook and his sister, Myrtis Cook Williamson.

Born July 20, 1930, in Red Level, Alabama to Joseph Wilson Cook, Sr. and Vessie Lowry Cook, Joe Jr. attended Red Level School and at age 16 was one of the school bus drivers! He played basketball and was the catcher on the baseball team. He started attending Fairmount Baptist Church as a teenager and later served as a Deacon. Joe loved getting things done, the year after he graduated Red Level High School, he was instrumental in the school forming a football team and the Quarterback Club. He married the love of his life, Joyce Glidewell Cook and later the couple moved to Andalusia. Joe was self taught in business accounting; he worked for 32 years at the Alatex in the accounting department and then went to Price Oil as an accounting bookkeeper. In 1970, he joined the Andalusia Civitan Club. Later Joyce joined and for years, they were vital members. Through the years, Joe served in every officer position and always volunteered to help hang the Civitan’s American flags throughout Andalusia. After moving to Andalusia, Joe and Joyce became member of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia. Joe always led by example. He will be greatly missed and was a huge Braves fan!


 

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