Veteran-IntroJohn David Cook, age 53, of St. Louis passed Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center in St. Louis.

He was born September 28, 1963 in Patuxent River, MD Naval Air Base, son of Odell R. “Dick” and Eula “Bernice” Younger Cook.

John was a 1981 graduate of Jackson High School. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1988 and was honorably discharged in 1992. He was employed in various civil service jobs. John moved to Portland, Maine where he attended college and received a degree as a Registered Nurse. He returned to St. Louis in 2006 and had been employed at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis.

Loving survivors include his mother, Eula “Bernice” Bolin, and a brother, Mark Cook, both of Cape Girardeau; a stepsister, Lisa Reed of Seattle, Washington; a stepbrother, Roger Bolin of Norfolk, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his father, two sisters, Dana and Deborah Sue Cook, and his step father, Russel Bolin.

The visitation will be from 12 pm until service time on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home followed by military honors. Rev. Jimmie Corbin will officiate.

The family suggests that contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

4 Comments
  1. Tom Cook

    Haven’t seen John since high school. Condolences to his friends and family.

  2. Chip Broadbent

    John was my roommate in Norfolk from 1989-1991 and remained a close friend throughout his travels. While he expressed concerns over his health when last saw him, he maintained a positive outlook whenever we spoke. Our spirits are diminished without him. My heartfelt condolences to Bernice and all in John’s family.

  3. Greg Michaud

    John has been a great neighbor, we would talk over the fence frequently. John always had projects going, a hot tub, a new kitchen, always his garden, and chickens and bees in the middle of the city. Then he would go help his Mom in Cape over the weekends with projects.
    John was a joyful and creative soul, always involved with life and always willing to give a helping hand. I miss him already.
    My deepest sympathies to his Mom and family, he will be missed

  4. Rob Hale

    Sorry to hear about John’s passing. My condolences to his family, especially Mark. I pray that God will bless you in your time of need.

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