September 21, 1937 ~ August 9, 2006
Born in: Mansfield, Ohio,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Asheville ~ George Edward Cooke, Col USAF (Ret.), 68, of Clearbrook Road died on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. He was the son of the late Kenneth William Cook and Martha Johnson Cook and was also preceded by a son, Timothy Cooke, who died in 1986. He retired with over 30 years of service from the US Air force. He is survived by his wife, Patty “Patricia” Cooke of Asheville, four daughters, Michelle Murphy of Ft. Washington, MD, Alicia Stavropoulos and husband Yannis of Fresno, CA, Brenda Sarti and husband Marco of Florence, Italy and Karen Pitts and husband David of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Lisa Cooke of Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers, James Cooke and wife Gwen of Washington State and Robert Cooke of Phoenix, Ariz.; twelve grandchildren, Brian, Paige and Joel Murphy, Michael, Mary Elena, Alexandria and Christina Stavropoulos, Jillian Whitney, Angelica and James Pitts, Sheila and Shannon Sarti. A memorial service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 100 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804.