Tommie Cook

Obituary of Tommie Eugene Cook

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Tommie "Tom" Eugene Cook passed on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at the age of 89 at his home in Banner Elk. He was born February 2, 1933, to Alvin Cook and Maxine Shumate Kincade in Pineville, West Virginia. Tom was first, and foremost, a loving husband to his wife Velva, and a loving and caring father to his two daughters, Jackie and Genia. Tom was a proud veteran of the United States Airforce, and afterward enjoyed a career in the hospitality industry where he became the Vice President of Holiday Inns of America. He was also an entrepreneur, owning and operating businesses of his own. Tom's lifelong love was music. He was a talented guitarist and active in the country music and entertainment industry. Tom was a dedicated member of The Shriners Sudan Temple in New Bern, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Velva M. Cook of Banner Elk, North Carolina; daughters, Jackie and husband, Bill Mock of Advance, North Carolina and Eugenia Cook of Jonas Ridge, North Carolina; grandsons, Michael and wife, Christie Mock of Stoney Point, North Carolina and Bradley and wife, Rachel Mock of Advance; granddaughter Amanda Mock-Rutledge and husband, Neil Rutledge of Advance; great-grandsons, Austin, Payton and Aiden Mock; great-granddaughter, Bryn Mock; brother, David and wife, Sharon Cook of Charlotte, North Carolina; half-sisters, Pat and husband, John Greene of Key Rock, West Virginia and Jean and husband Jamie Oliver also of Key Rock; half-brother, Buddy and wife, Frosty Hawks of Rock Hill, South Carolina; best friend and "the son he never had", BB and wife, Elaine Secrist and their family of West Virginia. Graveside services for family and close friends will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Michael Cemetery in Banner Elk. Online condolences may be shared with the Cook family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cook family.
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