G. B. "Skip" Cook went home to be with our Lord Aug. 10. He was born to his proud parents, Ben Hyatt Cook and Pauline "Polly" Niblett Cook in 1942. Skip was a very skilled truck driver, who enjoyed and was proud of his career. He drove a UPS delivery truck, a moving van, a city bus and several OTR big rigs and finished his career for 18 years with DeKalb County Roads and Drainage. He served four yours in the U.S. Air Force, Canine division, and was proud to be an American. He was a dedicated Christian and a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Oxford. He was preceded in death by his parents, baby sister, Anna Susan Cook, and son, Michael David Peters. Skip Cook was a very loving, considerate, compassionate and kind person who was always helping someone else, even in his weakened condition. He was a true inspiration to all who knew him. Mr. Cook’s delightful sense of humor brought joy to his family, friends and strangers he met along the way. Our loss is heaven’s gain.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Betty Jones Cook; sons, Mike Cook and Bill Peters; daughter, Dawn Cook Bloodgood; daughter-in-law, Belinda Peters; grandchildren, Erick and Adam Peters, and Amber, Anthony, and Ashley Bloodgood; sister, Cyndy Cook Oney; brother-in-law, Ervine Oney; uncle, Arthur Niblett; and many cousins.
Services will be held at the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home at noon Saturday, Aug. 17, with the Rev. Chris Allen officiating. Interment will be at Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Mr. Cook. Guests may sign the online register book at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com.