Olin L. Cook, 85, of Covington, died June 21 at Abbey Hospice. The son of the late Luther and Nannie Arnold Cook, he was born in Orange County, Fla. He was a retired U.S. Army Major and employed by Civil Services for 25 years as a computer programming systems analyst. Mr. Cook was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington, where he was a member of Murphy's Gang Sunday School class and a former member, deacon and church treasurer of Heritage Hills Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling with his late wife Mary Ida Hays Cook, who died in 2005 and to whom he had been married for 62 years Mr. Cook was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was described as a true gentleman by people who knew him.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Marylin and Tim Savage of Mansfield; sons and daughters-in-law Charles and Nancy Cook of Mansfield, Jim and Gail cook of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 25, at First Baptist Church of Covington with the Rev. Jason Dees, the Rev. Joe Hughes and the Rev. Roy Kiser officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1139 Usher St., Covington, 30014, or Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Court, Social Circle, 30025.