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F.M. Cook, 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Cullman on Aug. 17, 2017.
He was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Cullman. He was the son of John M. Cook Sr. and Luanna Screws Cook.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Cullman First Baptist Church with entombment in Cullman Heritage Mausoleum. Viewing will be at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to services. Rev. Neal Hodo, Rev. Tim Aris and Rev. David Byrd will officiate.
Moss Service Funeral Home in Cullman is in charge of the arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the funeral home.
Mr. Cook was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His life consisted of working, attending church and spending time with his family. Mr. Cook was an ordained deacon for 52 years and an active member of Cullman First Baptist Church for the past 13 years. Mr. Cook's goal in life was to live to be 90 years old and sell a pair of shoes on his birthday. On Oct. 5, 2015, he reached that goal. Mr. Cook began his working career at age 20 as a sales clerk at David Lee's store in Cullman. He continued to work for David Lee's as store manager in Moulton, Scottsboro, Sylacauga and Jasper. Later he became district supervisor over the stores in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. When the company closed, he was in charge of closing the stores. He continued working for Shoe City, Shoe World and K-Mart in Jasper. When he moved back to Cullman, he went to work for Hibbett Sports selling shoes. As a result of his declining health, he retired at age 90 in 2015.
Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Evalene Umphrey Cook; parents; brother,Frank Cook, William M. Cook and John M. Cook Jr.; sisters, Ila Mae Easterwood and Mattie Lou Hardin.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda F. Allen of Cullman; granddaughter, Melissa Allen Ellis (Vincent) of Tuscaloosa; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimers Association of Alabama at One Perimeter Park South, Suite 100N, Birmingham, AL 35243; or to Gideons International.
Please visit mossservicefh.com to leave condolences for the family.
Moss Service Funeral Home directing.
Published on August 18, 2017
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