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Celebrating the life of
Richard "Mike" Cook
February 28, 1947 - February 28, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Funeral Service
  • 2:00pm - Saturday, March 04, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900

You have our deepest sympathy. May the God of Love and Peace be with you and your family. May it console you to know that others care and think of you. We ask God to bless you with courage to bear the sorrow that fills your heart. John 5:28,29

Trotty Family, Snellville , GA

Diane -- I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Remember the good times. I'm so glad you have lots of family members to lean on. Always think of you and sure do miss you.

Dee McCandlish, Charlotte, nc

Mike was a fine Man always willing to help and was good at finding those Trout. He will be greatly missed

Evelyn Carter, Savannah, Ga

I'm sorry for your lost. Death is never easy for anyone to deal with , because it wasn't God purpose. I truly believe that one day he will live again, because God promised his people in Re 24:4 that he will do away with death and also in Joh 11:25 clearly says that " those exercising faith in me ,even though he dies, will come to life . One day we will all be together again with the ones we lost in death and will never have to experience it again. If you would like more information, please visit one of our local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's witnesses or visit us online at Jw.org

Kelly family, Savannah, Ga

Condolences to the family & Judy Quinney! Our prayers are with you all!

Joe & Monica Bahm, Guyton, GA

Remembering his generous smile, kind heart, and loving soul. He will forever be in our hearts and minds. Sending prayers and love to comfort you during this time.

Jody, Leanne, Kathryn Porter, Oxford, GA

We're thinking of you all during this difficult time. May the memories of his kind and gentle spirit be a comfort to you. He was such a sweet soul. big hugs! Colette, Tom, Dane, and Eve

Johnson Family, Mt. Pleasant, SC

My deepest sympathy to all- Cookie will be missed by all who knew him- He was a pleasure to have known, We will miss him so much at Hogans Marina for our annual Fishin' for Jamie this year, he was a avid supporter of this event every year and I always looked forward to seeing him and chatting and laughing with him. Heaven gained a special angel- Rest easy Coookie -Fisherman and Friend Forever.

Joy Wainwright, Savannah , Ga

Dianne, so, so sorry to hear this. Just know that many are lifting you and your family in prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Hugs to you.

Linda Winstead, Raleigh, NC

Dianne, my deepest sympathy. Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family.

Mary Anne Young, High Point, NC

Ann & I enjoyed our talks with cookie at hogans,daufuskie or where ever we would run in to him & Judy he was a great guy he will be missed.

ronnie & ann hall, savannah, ga

So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Sending hugs and prayers. Mike and Connie

Mike and Connie Hawkins, Waterloo, SC

So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Sending hugs and prayers. Mike and Connie

Mike and Connie Hawkins, Waterloo, SC

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved hearing all of his fishing stories at Cheers!!! He was always smiling!!!

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On February 28, 1947, Mike Cook, known to many as Cookie, was born to Elizabeth Dorsey Cook and John S. Cook.  Exactly 70 years later, on February 28, 2017, Mike went to his Heavenly home, surrounded all day by friends and family at Hospice Savannah.  His peaceful passing was so appropriate for Mike, who was a kind, loving, and humble man who never met a stranger.  His wealth of friendships came second only to the love he had for his family.

Mike had a passion for fishing, especially for in-shore trout.  Many of his friendships were formed at Hogan’s Marina and Joey’s Bait House, where sharing fishing tales, but not fishing holes, was a favorite pastime.  Mike participated, and won, many fishing tournaments and was a past member of the Savannah Sports Fishing Club.

Retired after 40 years of service with Road Sprinkler Fitters L.U. 669 UA,  Mike maintained close friendships with many of the men with whom he had worked over the years.  His co-workers held him in high esteem and were extremely saddened by his passing. Mike was preceded in death by his father, John S. Cook.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth D. Milligan: mother-in-law, Julia Proctor; daughters, Kim Fields (John), Lizzie Cook, and Gina Sheriff; grandchildren, Kirsten Eve Fields, Vincent Todd, and Nikki Reichner; sisters, Dianne DeGarady (Steve) and Belinda Drucker (Chris); the love of his life, Judy Quinney, and too many special friends to mention all of them!  Many aunts, uncles and cousins complete Mike’s Circle of Love.

The family would like to thank Dr. Barry Luskey and his staff at Summitt Cancer Care, especially Aaron, Daylin and Zoe, whom Mike learned to love.   Also to be thanked is the staff and volunteers of Hospice Savannah.  A special thank you to Jon and Nicole for assisting in Mike’s health care and being with Mike until the end.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Island Chapel from 12:00-2:00, with the service immediately following.  Interment:  Hillcrest Abbey East.

Pall Bearers are Gary Dorsey, Sr., Gary Dorsey, Jr., Matt Dorsey, Billy Dorsey, Sr., Billy Dorsey, Jr., and Donnie Thompson.  Honorary Pall Bearers are all of Mike’s friends from Hogan’s Marina and Joey’s Bait House.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to CURE Childhood Cancer in memory of Mike Cook at www.curechildhoodcancer.org or mailed to CURE Childhood Cancer, 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N402, Atlanta, Georgia  30338 or to Hospice Savannah Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Georgia  31416 or www.HospiceSavannah.org/Give.

 

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GUEST BOOK

You have our deepest sympathy. May the God of Love and Peace be with you and your family. May it console you to know that others care and think of you. We ask God to bless you with courage to bear the sorrow that fills your heart. John 5:28,29

Trotty Family, Snellville , GA

Diane -- I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Remember the good times. I'm so glad you have lots of family members to lean on. Always think of you and sure do miss you.

Dee McCandlish, Charlotte, nc

Candle tribute lit by To Mike's mom and daughters he was a good man — Georgia

Mike was a fine Man always willing to help and was good at finding those Trout. He will be greatly missed

Evelyn Carter, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Evelyn B Carter — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Harriet. Reid — Florida

I'm sorry for your lost. Death is never easy for anyone to deal with , because it wasn't God purpose. I truly believe that one day he will live again, because God promised his people in Re 24:4 that he will do away with death and also in Joh 11:25 clearly says that " those exercising faith in me ,even though he dies, will come to life . One day we will all be together again with the ones we lost in death and will never have to experience it again. If you would like more information, please visit one of our local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's witnesses or visit us online at Jw.org

Kelly family, Savannah, Ga

Condolences to the family & Judy Quinney! Our prayers are with you all!

Joe & Monica Bahm, Guyton, GA

Remembering his generous smile, kind heart, and loving soul. He will forever be in our hearts and minds. Sending prayers and love to comfort you during this time.

Jody, Leanne, Kathryn Porter, Oxford, GA

We're thinking of you all during this difficult time. May the memories of his kind and gentle spirit be a comfort to you. He was such a sweet soul. big hugs! Colette, Tom, Dane, and Eve

Johnson Family, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Candle tribute lit by Virginia wegmann — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Joy Wainwright — Georgia

My deepest sympathy to all- Cookie will be missed by all who knew him- He was a pleasure to have known, We will miss him so much at Hogans Marina for our annual Fishin' for Jamie this year, he was a avid supporter of this event every year and I always looked forward to seeing him and chatting and laughing with him. Heaven gained a special angel- Rest easy Coookie -Fisherman and Friend Forever.

Joy Wainwright, Savannah , Ga

Dianne, so, so sorry to hear this. Just know that many are lifting you and your family in prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Hugs to you.

Linda Winstead, Raleigh, NC

Dianne, my deepest sympathy. Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family.

Mary Anne Young, High Point, NC

Ann & I enjoyed our talks with cookie at hogans,daufuskie or where ever we would run in to him & Judy he was a great guy he will be missed.

ronnie & ann hall, savannah, ga

So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Sending hugs and prayers. Mike and Connie

Mike and Connie Hawkins, Waterloo, SC

So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Sending hugs and prayers. Mike and Connie

Mike and Connie Hawkins, Waterloo, SC

Candle tribute lit by Spencer Souders — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Terri Hallstein — Georgia

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved hearing all of his fishing stories at Cheers!!! He was always smiling!!!

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