Haden John Cook, age 97, formerly of Boone, NC, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, NC.
Born January 22, 1924 in Watauga County, he was the son of Charlie and Laura Thompson Cook. He served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II with the 317th Infantry Regiment and 80th Division in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. For more than 70 years, he had been an avid sportsman, consisting of baseball, fox hunting, golf and bowling. One of his favorite pastimes was spent with his brother Hugh going to judge fox hunting field trials. He retired from the Boone Golf Club as greens keeper back in the eighties which he seemed to have a green thumb at.
Preceding him in death was his wife Patricia Wilcox Cook and eight of his brothers and sisters. Surviving are his children, Vicki Caudle and husband Gary of Level Cross, NC, Tim Cook of Boone, NC, Bobby and Pam Clawson of Greenville, SC, and Charles and Amy Clawson of Apex, NC. Haden also had five grandchildren, Anna Suits and her husband Brandon, Mallory Long and her husband Tanner, Charlie, Connor and Evan Clawson and one great grandchild, Kellen Suits who he got to hold in his loving arms before going home to heaven. Also surviving is one brother and sister in law, Hugh and Cleo Cook, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Haden cook will be private. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 130. He will be laid to rest in Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. The family kindly requests that no food be sent, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc., 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.
Online condolences may be shared with the Cook family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Cook family.