Sept. 7, 1932 — June 26, 2021
It is with fantastic disappointment that our loved ones is saying the passing of our partner, father, grandfather and good friend, Glenn Lewis Cooke. Glenn was born in 1932 to mom and dad Charles Collins Cooke and Hallie Dee Milton in Hickory, North Carolina. He was one of 7 small children his siblings ended up Dot, Charlie, Georgia, Phyllis, Richard, Vivian and Peggy.
Occasions had been not uncomplicated for a massive relatives in North Carolina in the ’40s, but Glenn had fond recollections of playing with selfmade sling pictures he made from tree branches, fishing in the streams and climbing trees.
When he graduated significant school, he went into the United States Navy, and then he entered the U.S. Air Force. Although he was stationed in Athens, Greece, he achieved his long run wife in a most serendipitous way . . . he experienced his buddy end the automobile, so he could satisfy the lady that caught his eye. He proposed to Lily Despina Kavarlingou on their 2nd day, and they have been soon married in Athens in March 1957.
They moved to South Carolina wherever their initial daughter, Lynne, was born, and then shortly immediately after, they ended up stationed in Tacoma, Washington, where by their next daughter, Valerie, was born. The family was stationed in Puerto Rico for a couple of a long time, wherever Glenn liked scuba diving and fishing. They moved to Travis Air Pressure Foundation in California in 1966, and their youngest daughter, Roberta, was born soon immediately after. Although he was in Vietnam, he despatched his spouse and girls audio tapes of him, so we could listen to his voice, and we would send him recordings way too. We ended up so satisfied when he arrived residence to us.
Glenn left the Air Pressure, begun learning the Bible, and grew to become 1 of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1971. Alongside with his family members and expensive pals, he cherished sharing Bible truths with some others. This grew to become an integral part of his daily life.
He begun his very own swimming pool upkeep firm, which later on turned a spouse and children run organization with two of his sons-in-regulation. He was frequently observed in our local community with his massive blue van with the Glenn’s Pool Service emblem on the facet.
He loved shelling out time camping with his spouse and children and close friends, or leasing a cabin in Lake Tahoe with them. So quite a few treasured household memories have been manufactured in those moments.
When he retired, he savored volunteering a lot more of his time to his Bible schooling operate and expending time fishing with his wife and close friends. He became ‘Glenn, Glenn, the fisherman, if he just cannot catch them, no person can.’
He also went on cruises and to Greece to stop by relations, and liked spending time with his wife’s spouse and children in Athens, Poros and Ikaria. He cherished chatting about his lifestyle, increasing up in North Carolina and his travels.
When he was more mature, he enjoyed performing in the yard, expanding his possess greens. He looked forward to the time, as promised in the Bible, when the earth will be transformed into a beautiful place at the time yet again, when ‘God will wipe out tears from their eyes, and demise will be no much more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor ache by anymore, the previous issues have handed absent.’ — Revelation 21:4. He believed God’s claims wholeheartedly, and we glance forward to observing Glenn once more in a attractive environment that our God has promised.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lily Despina Cooke and his 3 daughters and their husbands, Lynne and Dennis Sani, Valerie and Jeffrey Mann and Roberta and Troy Schmidt he leaves behind a few grandchildren and their spouses, Rachel and Sy Neilson, Sarah and Stephen Chavez, and Jordan and Shemmae Sani and a stepgrandson, Dino Sani he leaves powering so a lot of pricey good friends and spiritual brothers and sisters that liked him dearly.
A personal Zoom memorial will acquire put in July.