Kyle Lee Cook, age 65 of Banner Elk, NC, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, at his home. Kyle was born on January 25, 1957, in Spartanburg SC. He was the son of the late Lonnie and Carolyn Cook, who welcomed him into their loving arms. If you knew Kyle, you loved him. He was a talented artist with a creative spirit. A loving brother, uncle, and friend. Kyle's handmade flutes, drums, toys, and decor are treasured by many. Kyle never married or had children of his own but his family of friends was enormous. Kyle will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him. Surviving are his brothers and sister. Lon Cook of Mtn. City, TN, Jeanne Layton (David) of Raleigh, NC, and Dan Cook (Donna) of Sugar Grove, NC. Also, surviving are his nephews. Jeremy Layton, Caleb Cook (Stephanie), Jonathan Layton, Dylan Cook (Dayna). A Riverside Celebrate of Kyle's life will be on June 18, 2022. In lieu of flowers, give someone you love a big hug. Online condolences may be shared with the Cook family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cook family.