Obituary

MACK DONALD COOK

Mack Cook, 97, Unicoi, passed away Friday June 17, 2022, at Sacred Ground Hospice House in Knoxville. He loved old cars, especially Fords. Before discovering his love for the building industry, Mack was in the sawmill business. Later he started Cook Brothers Building Company with his family. They all joked, “He was the brains of the operation.” Mack was of the Apostolic faith. He is remembered as a kind, loving, and very giving person. Mack was preceded in death by: Parents, the Rev. Charlie Roosevelt Cook and wife Carrie Estella Gouge Cook; first wife, Cora Evelyn Newton Cook; second wife, Barbara Scott Cook. He also was preceded in death by his only son, Warrant officer Donald Richard Cook, (KIA) Vietnam 1970; brother, the Rev. Dallas Cook and his wife Mabel; sisters, Argie Lee Rachel Williams; and brother–in–law, Garner Williams. Mack is survived by: Sister, Betty McCool and her husband Bishop Billy D. McCool; several nieces, nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. The Cook family welcomes friends to join them at Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E Watauga Ave., Johnson City, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 for Mack’s visitation from 5:30 – 7 p.m. A celebration of life will begin at 7 p.m. with Bishop Billy McCool officiating, assisted by Pastor Mark McCool. Friends and family will gather for the committal and interment at Evergreen Cemetery. 1100 7th St. Erwin, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022. On behalf of Jones Mortuary and the Cook family, we would like to extend a special thanks to the Appalachian Funeral home for allowing us to utilize their facilities. Jones Mortuary, LLC of Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.