Ross Cook

Ross Cook went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, 18 July 2008, in Stockbridge, GA. His cause of death was an intracranial hemorrhage preceded by a heart attack. He was 74 years old. Ross was born in Knox County, IN, on 21 July 1933 to the late Emmett Earl Cook of Monroe City, IN, and Virginia Brown Cook of Elwood, NE.


He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1956 as a member of the Eighth Company. He married the former Patricia Falkenbury of Glens Falls, NY, on 13 July 1957. Ross served his country in the Navy on BENNINGTON and COGSWELL.


After separating from the Navy, he worked as an engineer in several companies. Not long after moving to Jonesboro, GA, he worked for Worldwide Discipleship Association, a college/university campus ministry, as a business manager and next as business administrator in the administrative offices of the Presbyterian Church in America until his retirement in 1998. of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, GA, where he taught adult Sunday School, served several terms as an elder and was involved in various  ministries. He also gave back to his community in many ways, including serving on the Henry County (Georgia) Development Authority from 2004 until his death.


He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia; two daughters, Christine Cook of Union City, GA, and Cynthia Cook Becraft of Newport News, VA; one grandson, Sean Becraft; two granddaughters, Heather and Erin Becraft; one older brother, C. Dale Cook of Union City, IN; three sisters-in-law; two nieces; four nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service was held on Saturday, 2 August 2008 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Fayetteville, GA. After being a tissue donor, Ross’ body was cremated. His ashes will be interred at a later date in Glens Falls, NY. The Cook Family