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Originally published: 2012-12-20 12:04:32
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Lowell R Cooke

Lowell R. Cooke, 93, of Deck Hill Road, Blowing Rock, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, 2012, at Blowing Rock Hospital.

Mr. Cooke was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Watauga County, a son of the late Barry and Jennie Townsend Cooke. He was a retired employee of the North Carolina Department of Transportation and served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Cooke was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church.

Mr. Cooke is survived by two daughters, Wanda Bolick of Blowing Rock, and Janice "Jan" Cashion and husband, Bob, of Statesville; one son, Jerry W. Cooke of Lincolnton; one grandson, Jeff Bolick of Blowing Rock; four granddaughters, Kristi DeMonbreun of Charlotte, Melanie Moore and husband, Tom, of Blowing Rock, Melinda Childress and husband, John, of Statesville, and Carson Cooke of Cramerton; one brother-in-law, Earl Brewer of Virginia Beach, Va.; and one sister-in-law, Helen Cooke of Lenoir. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, and a number nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Brewer Cooke; three brothers, Byron, Aston, and Howard Cooke; and three sisters, Arvila Waldrop, Hazel Cooke, and Arlee Cooke.

Funeral services for Mr. Lowell R. Cooke will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Burl Greer. Military rites will follow, provided by American Legion Post 130 of Boone. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Department of Blowing Rock Hospital, PO Box 148, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605, or to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, North Carolina, 28657.

Online condolences may be sent to the Cooke family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.