Billy Joe Cook • December 13, 2020
Billy Joe Cook, beloved husband, father and Paw Paw, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 13th 2020. At the age of 81, Billy was surrounded by love at home with his wife and family when the angels called him home.
He was born on June 13th,1939 in Greenville, AL to loving parents Canie and Ruth (Tart) Cook. After graduating from Dozier High School he moved to Pensacola, FL where he worked for Newport/Reichold Chemical, until he retired after 50 years of dedicated service.
Billy married the love of his life, Jo Ann Josey, on April 6th 1962, in Pensacola. Together, they raised four daughters.
A dedicated and beloved member of the Church of Christ, Billy served as a Deacon for many years. He loved taking vacations with his family, and traveling the US in their motorhome. Billy always put family first, as they were his whole world. He took pride in his rose bushes, and enjoyed working in the yard. A New Orleans Saints’ fan, Billy loved his football, the outdoors, and every moment spent with his family.
Billy is now resting in heaven with his parents Canie and Ruth, his great granddaughter Kaidlyne Marie Ast, and son-in-law Michael Ray Howell.
His memory will continue to live on with his loving wife JoAnn Cook. His four daughters; Tammy (Michael) Howell, Pamela Cook, Cindy (Scott) Peterson and Billie Ann (JB) Vandergriff. Billy’s brother, Donald Cook, and sister, Mildred Head. He was so proud of his 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
The Cook’s would like to extend gratitude to VITAS healthcare and the wonderful nurses who cared for Billy with compassion, their Scenic Hills Church of Christ family, and all those who kept Billy in their prayers.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 16th from 6-8pm at Pensacola Memorial Gardens in Pensacola Fl. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 17th at 10:30am in the chapel at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. You may express condolences at www.pmgfuneralhome.com.
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