Obituary: Rod Cook
Rod “Bunky” Cook, 42, of Franklin, Tenn., died July 3, 2013, after suffering from a cardiac arrest three days prior.
Mr. Cook was born and raised in Montgomery, Ala., and was a man of strong character, exemplifying integrity, leadership, loyalty and compassion for others. He was also known as “Bunky” to many family and friends. By title, he was district sales manager at Novo Nordisk Inc., but above all, he was a follower of Jesus Christ and made his family a priority in his life.
Most of his free time was spent with his sons on the baseball field, golfing, or cheering on his alma mater, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Rod had countless personal and professional achievements in life, but he was most passionate about The Cooper Trooper Foundation, which he co-founded with his wife, Missy. The Cooper Trooper Foundation was a result of their youngest son’s diagnosis of cancer at 8 weeks old. They felt God calling them to turn their experience into an opportunity to help others.
Rod is survived by his wife, Missy Martin Cook; three sons: Carson (10), Colby (7) and Cooper (4); and his parents, Lamar Cook and Mary H. Cook. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Ada Cook, and Sam and Lena Hall. Visitation was held Friday, July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in The People’s Church chapel in Franklin. Services were Saturday, July 6 in The People's Church sanctuary. Interment followed in Williamson Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Cooper Trooper Foundation at www.coopertrooper.org. Condolences may be made at www.TnFunerals.com
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home.
07/11/2013, Williamson Herald
Posted on: 7/11/2013