Francis J. Cook, formerly of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Summit Place of South Park in Charlotte.
Born on June 19, 1915 in LaPorte, Indiana, he was the son of the late Alma Stowell Cook and Frank Cook.
Francis held a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from Iowa State University and a Master of Forest Management degree from the University of Michigan. He worked as a Forest Products Broker. A member of First Baptist Church of Salisbury since 1951, he was a member of the choir, Sunday School Teacher, and member of the Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees. Francis joined the Kiwanis Club of Salisbury in 1953, where he served as Assistant Secretary and then Secretary-Treasurer from 1964 until 1973 and Treasurer from 1973 to 2002. He was a Distinguished Club President in 1963, Distinguished Lieutenant Governor in 1983, a George F. Hixson Fellow, Hyatt Fellow, member of the Legion of Honor, and served on the Club Board of Directors for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Society of American Foresters since 1943.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Nan McCall Cook.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Stuart Alan Cook of Duluth, GA; daughter, Susan Cook Crane of Charlotte; seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 10:00-11:00 AM Saturday, December 8, 2018 in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
Memorial Service: 11:00 AM Saturday at First Baptist Church of Salisbury with the Rev. Rod Kerr officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church.