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1939 James 2023

James Cook

December 6, 1939 — March 1, 2023

James Cook went home to be with the Lord on March 1.  Jim was born on December 6, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Early in his life, he moved to Houston with his parents and brother, Billy,  and lived in Texas until the 70’s, when he moved his family to the New Orleans area.  

Jim is predeceased by his wife, Anna Sue Dykes Cook and his parents and brother.  His children are Jeff  (wife Jo Lynn Conner Cook) and Candy Foster (husband Eddie Foster).  Grandchildren and great grandchildren are Lindsey Arasanagi and son Sean, Hannah Juneau (husband Jacob) and son Lane, Charles James “CJ” Cook, Jordan Cook, Abigail Foster Simmons (husband Brody) and Joshua Foster.

Dad started his career as a young married man, working as a manager for Goodyear Tire Stores in Brenham and Houston.  He and Anna Sue welcomed Jeff in 1960 and Candy in 1962.  In the 1970’s, Dad became an industrial tool salesman with Snap-On Tools and moved the family to Metairie and then to the Northshore.  After an early retirement, Dad invented tools that were used in the lawn and garden industry-combining his knowledge of the tire business as well as the tool trade. 

Dad and Mom enjoyed traveling in their various campers and motorhomes-spending months on the road participating in trade shows all over the country.  Dad also loved cars and owned too many to ever count.  That love of vehicles has passed down to his son.  Dad and Mom entertained quite a lot-church friends, bridge parties and friend and family get togethers were a big part of their lives.

In his later years, Dad spent time attending Wednesday Night Dinners at St Timothy Methodist Church with his daughter and grandchildren.  He loved to hear either of his children preach and celebrated all of his grandchildren’s accomplishments.   From horse shows to piano recitals, Poppy was there to applaud and congratulate. 

 Dad was a member, active deacon and usher at First Baptist Church in Covington for 40 years.  His faith was a very important part of his life and a legacy continued on in the lives of his children and grandchildren.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a ministry that Dad supported-the building fund of First Baptist Church, Covington, La.  

A memorial service is planned for Friday, March 10 at First Baptist Church/Covington in the Fellowship Hall.  Visitation will be from 9-11 with a service at 11.  Dad was a regular at PJs, always ordering a muffin and coffee to enjoy with his daily devotionals and news feeds.  In honor of him, we will be serving muffins and coffee during the visitation.   

 

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Friday, March 10, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church Covington

16333 LA-1085, Covington, LA 70433

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Friday, March 10, 2023

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First Baptist Church Covington

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