Michael “Mike” Cooke
DARLINGTON – Michael “Mike” Cooke, 61, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. A graveside service was held Friday, June 5, at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.
Born Jan. 5, 1959, Mike was the son of the late Bobby A. Cooke and Jewell O’Neal Cooke. He worked as a maintenance coordinator for Georgia-Pacific (Dixie Cup) for 42 years.
Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching college football, NASCAR, loved collecting arrowheads and playing the air guitar. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and his canine protector, Caroline. Mike was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Dawn Fowler Cooke; children, Jason (Amy) Cooke of Darlington, Kasey (Trey) Tomlinson of Lamar, Kaylan Cooke (Zack Thompson); two grandchildren, Brianna White and Kayson Cooke; sister, Cheryl (David) Jernigan of Darlington; and a special friend, Rhonda Blanding.
He was preceded in death by his brother, David Cooke.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association at www.als.org or to a charity of one’s choice.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.