Charles Cook

Obituary of Charles Boyd Cook

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Mr. Charles Boyd Cook, Jr. (Bob), age 79, of Boone, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022. He was a native of Watauga County and the son of the late Charles Boyd and MaryKendall Greene Cook. Bob was a 1960 graduate of Appalachian High School, and was educated at Appalachian State University and Wilkes Community College. He was employed by Vermont American Corp., Boone Division for 29 years, and was then retired from Samaritan's Purse after 17 years of service. Bob was an Airforce Veteran and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ann West Cook, two daughters, Debra Ann Cook Critcher and husband Randy Nick of Boone, and Melissa Lynn Cook Moody and husband Robert Lynn of Hickory: grandchildren, Cody Ryan and wife Shauna Stadelmaier Critcher, Ethan Nick and wife Macy Scarborough Critcher, Madison Elizabeth Critcher, all of Boone, and Michael Robert Moody of Hickory, and Morgan Lynn Moody Fortner and husband Daniel Andrew of Waterloo, SC, great-grandchild Hadley Layne Critcher, and sister-in-law Carolyn West. Also surviving are nieces and nephews; Kandy West Taylor and husband Randy, Kathy West Norville and husband Scott, Kimberly West Via and husband Gary, Katie West Every and husband Colin, Anita West Rogers and husband Michael, Keith West and wife Hope. Great nieces and nephews, Tabatha Wilcox and husband Scotty, Jordan Parkinson and husband Dylan, Brianna Via, Courtney Every, Madison Rogers, Adam Rogers, Jed West and Bo West. He was preceded in death by his nephew Kelly West, brothers-in-law Jim West and Jerry West, and sister-in-law Ruby West. The family will receive friends Friday, June 3, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #130 The family requests no flowers please. Memorial donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse and/or the Mount Vernon Equip Program. Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cook family.
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