Jerry Earl Cook, 51, of Old Hwy 18, Morganton died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Burke Palliative Care Center. He was born on September 2, 1959 in Burke County and was a son of Earl Cook of Valdese and the late Joan Williams Cook. In addition to his mother, Jerry was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Cook and by his grandparents, Charles and Clora Bell Cook and George and Jean Williams.Jerry was loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Beverly Newton Cook of the home; son, Justin Marion Cook of Rutherford College; daughter, Jessica Dawn Shuffler and husband, Steve of Granite Falls; step-children, Tequila Cherry and Jamie Cherry both of Morganton; brothers, Mark Cook and wife, Wanda, and Ronald William Cook all of Morganton; sisters, Connie Yates and Lynn Marcantel and husband, Mike all of Valdese; and grandchildren, Dalton Huffman, Peyton Cook, Annalise Cook, Heidi Cherry, Dylan Reed, Dalton Reed, and Levi Nanney. Jerry also leaves dear friends, Pam Davis of Lexington and Susan Cranford of Rutherford College.The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home & Crematory Center with Rev. E. L. Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. one hour before the service.

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