Billy Bryant Cooke, Sr.

September 9, 1941 - March 14, 2018

09/09/1941 - 03/14/2018

Past Services

Cemetery
Saturday March 17, 2018

Service
Saturday March 17, 2018
Oak Grove Baptist Church
1437 Highway 11 S
Aulander, NC 27805
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Rev. Greg Hurdle will be officiating.

Visitation
Saturday March 17, 2018
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Oak Grove Baptist Church
1437 Highway 11 S
Aulander, NC 27805
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The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall

AULANDER, NC – Billy Bryant Cooke, Sr., age 76, passed away on March 14, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Cooke was born on September 9, 1941 to Henry and Mary Thomas Cooke in Bertie County, North Carolina. He married Dianne and to this marriage was born two children. Billy served as Chief of Police for Aulander for several years. He then went on to work as a rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service before retiring after 36 years. Billy was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was known to many as “CHIEF”. Billy was an active member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Dianne Cooke and brothers, Robert and Fred Cooke.

Billy is survived by his wife Patsy, daughter, Michelle Cooke Perry and husband Tom of Tyler, TX; son, Billy “Bryant” Cooke, Jr. and wife Ann of Murfreesboro, NC; grandchildren, Brandi Perry of The Woodlands, TX, Leslie Lawrence and husband Austin of Colerain, NC; Harrison Revelle and wife Casey of Murfreesboro, NC; great-grandson, Graham Lawrence; step-children, Patricia Baker and husband Michael of Hertford, NC, Richard Bracy and wife Phyllis of Rich Square, NC, Jimmy Bracy and wife Melanie of Severn, NC, and Stephen Bracy of Aurora, IL.; step-grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, and Emily Bracy of Severn, Sarah Baker of Hertford, Cody and Angel Bracy of Rich Square, and Alethea and Mathew Baker of Virginia, step-great grandchildren, Gavin and Hunter, along with several nephews.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 12:00 pm at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Greg Hurdle, officiating. The burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Oak Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 11:00 am until 11:45 am and other times at the home.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Aulander, NC 27805 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cooke family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

 

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Kim Boyd
6 years ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Cooke. I will miss seeing him and Mrs.Cooke on their trips to Vidant. God bless his family in this time of sorrow.

Earl Futrell
6 years ago

mr cooke was a good friend i knew though bryant and he will be missed by everyone prayers are for bryant and mrs cooks

Sheryl Thompson
6 years ago

Mr. Billy Cooke was a stand up man. I remember him when he was Aulander Police Chief as well as the Mail Carrier in Aulander. He was respected by my Grandfather “Mr. King Futrell” and the rest of my family. I will never forget the day I ran into him and his wife in the mall in Greenville. He was the same as I have always known…kind, caring and respectful. Prayers to the family and friends. From Sheryl Thompson and the Futrell Family (Aulander).

Earl and Betty Griswell
6 years ago

R.I.P. Billy, Please know you were loved and will be missed…..!

Thomas and Betty Griswell
6 years ago

R.I.P. Please know you’ll were loved and will be solely missed…..!

Milton Adams
6 years ago

Billy was a high school classmate, fellow football player and friend. He was a great American that loved his family, his community and his country. He also served his community as a police officer and a rural mail carrier. He also loved the Lord and served Him in multiple ways. We have lost a dear friend here on earth but one day we will see him again and pick up where we left off. In that we can celebrate his life and hold on to the good times over memories of days gone by. God bless.

FRANCES AND DENNIS BAZEMORE
6 years ago

That picture of Mr. Billy says a thousand words A really good kind hearted man LOVED TO FISH ESPECIALLY WITH BRYANT
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Dot Turner
6 years ago

I went to school with Billy. Even back then, he was a great person. So sorry to hear of his passing. God be with you and give you peace.

Paige Byrum Taylor
6 years ago

Bryant and Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. You and all of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Lewis
6 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you.