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Jack Cook

Jack Lewis Cook

April 10th, 1944 - May 25th, 2024

Jack's Obituary

Jack Lewis Cook, 80, of Marcellus, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at his home in Marcellus.

The family will receive guests from 12pm until time of celebration of life service at 1pm, Friday, May 31, 2024 at Newell Chapel, 83313 M-51, Decatur. Interment to follow at Hamilton Township Cemetery, Decatur. Memorial contributions may be given to the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Newell Chapel, 269-423-2561.

Jack was born April 10, 1944 in Lawrence, MI to Ben and Kathern (Goodrich) Cook. Although he left school at an early age, Jack was a proud recipient of his GED later in life. He worked in several different places throughout the years, beginning at Rudy and Sunstrand in Dowagiac, and retiring from Minute Maid in Paw Paw. In his younger years, you’d often find Jack out hunting or fishing, but as he grew older, and his family grew bigger, the most important thing for Jack was spending time with them. Whether it was teaching them to fish, watching their sporting events, or watching professional sports together, Jack’s favorite pastime was spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was “the” number one Michigan sports fan and loved to poke at the fans of his rivals, which was often also family! U of M sports, the Detroit Tigers and Lions were among his favorite to watch. He also was an avid sports card collector.

Jack will be missed dearly by his wife of 61 years, Adelia (Johnson) Cook, whom he married on May 11, 1963 in Decatur; his children, April (J.R.) Morrison, Patricia (Rick Landis) Nolan, and Steven (Paula) Cook; his grandchildren, Sarah, Stacey, Nathan (Tori), Christopher (Nora), Justin, Tanner, Brittany (Roger), Amanda (Charles), Dillon, and Chad; and his great grandchildren, Janayla, Makayla, Matilynn, Ben, Matthew, Zoey, Julianna, Roman, Landon, Sawyer, Carson, Taylor, Gregory, Charlie, and Camden.

Jack is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amanda, and seven lost little angels; his siblings, Louise (Burdell) Flowers, Shirley (Junior) Lillie, Junior (Judy) Cook, Wesley (Helen) Cook, and William Cook; and his parents.

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