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James J. “Jim” Cook

James J. “Jim” Cook, age 78, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his home.

Jim Cook

He was born March 14, 1942 in Pittsburg, California the son of Robert and Mabel (Wiley) Cook. On April 30, 1999, in Miami, Oklahoma he was united in marriage to Christine Jones, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jim Cook and his wife Lura Sonre and Clay Cook all of Galena, Kansas; one daughter, Jamie Ball and her husband Doug of Scammon, Kansas; one step-son, Jacob Duran of Phoenix, Arizona; one step-daughter, Jennifer Whittle and her husband Derrick of Springdale, Arkansas; one sister, Melinda Mooney and her husband Philip of Scammon, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Cody Rakestraw, Ryan Rakestraw, Zoey Ball, Ashley Nichols, James Cook Jr., Aris Easter, Alexa Cook and Cierra Cook, one great grandchild on the way and nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Robert and Daniel Cook; one sister, Lavon Reeves and one grandchild, Matthew Cook.

Jim graduated from high school in Columbus, Kansas and attended two years of college. For Twenty-six years he was a railroad engineer for Kansas City Southern. He was also a heating and air specialist and was an excellent mechanic. He was a member of Butterfield Baptist Church. Some of his favorite pastimes were walking and traveling.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, Missouri under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Mike Renfrow and Pastor Rick Cooper will conduct the services.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. Saturday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

Contributions may be made to Haven of the Ozarks in memory of Jim.

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