Obituary: James William Cook

Mr. Cook, 80, of Ocoee, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.
Feb. 6, 2018

James Cook, 80, of Ocoee, Florida, went to be with the Lord at his home at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 11, 1937.

James graduated from Mayfield High School, Mayfield, Kentucky, and attended Freed-Hardeman and Murray state colleges. James served in the United States Army from 1961-63.

He was married to Elizabeth Woodson for 54 years, and they had a daughter, Donna, and a son, Terry. They moved to Ocoee, Florida, in 1969, and he worked for a construction company at Walt Disney World.

He owned several businesses, including Hurricane Battery Company and Bumble Bee Florist, and he was a process server until retirement.

For more than a decade, he coached the Little League District 14 Hawks and Twins teams. He was a member of the American Legion. He attended Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Liz; daughter, Donna (Bill) Dollar, Ocoee; son, Terry (Debbie Insco), Knoxville, Tennessee; three grandsons, Scott William (Angel) Dollar, Palmyra, New York, Ryan Cook and Kevin Cook, of Apopka; one granddaughter, Diana (Brent) Patton, Gulf Port, Mississippi; three great-grandsons, Scotty (presenting serving in the United States Army), Dylan Dollar, Brent Patton Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Beth Patton; one brother, Carless (Sheryl) Cook, Lafayette, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents.