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Originally published: 2013-08-20 12:10:17
Last modified: 2013-08-20 12:11:01

Grant Joseph Cook

Mr. Grant Joseph Cook, 86, of 2329 Deerfield Road, Boone, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his home.

Grant was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Watauga County, a son of Roscoe Jacob Cook and Ina Elrod Cook. He was a retired bookeeper, for 34 years, for the Watauga County School System, and served in the United States Army during World War II. Grant was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Grant is survived by his wife, Zola Harmon Cook of the home; a son, Mark J. Cook and his wife, Janet, of Boone; a daughter, Kimberly Cook Hyatt of Boone; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Hoover Cook of Boone; a brother, Dane Cook and his wife, Billie, of Boone; six grandchildren, Jessica Cook Gilbert of Windsor, Colo., Michelle Cook Gaston and her husband, Haynes, of Charlotte, Brian Cook and his wife, Stacey, of Boone, Darren Cook of Boone, Justin Hyatt and his wife, Jennifer, of Ft. Bragg, and Dylan Cook of Boone; a great-granddaughter, Catherine Faith Cook of Boone, and a number of nieces and nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son David Lee Cook, and four brothers, Billy J., Boyd, Mack and Dock Cook.

Funeral services for Mr. Grant Joseph Cook will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10 to 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Bud Russell. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hampton Funeral Service.

On-line condolences may be sent to the Cook family at

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist church Cemetery Fund, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.