Jerry D. Cooke

December 6, 1946 - December 25, 2023
Jerry D. Cooke

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Jerry David Cooke, age 77, of Croaker, Virginia passed away on December 25, 2023 after a brief illness. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Allen Cooke; mother, Ora Virginia Hughes; and brother, Richard Paul Cooke. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Norma Tyssen Cooke; his sister, Robin Rutherford (Scott); his children Richard Allen Cooke II (Shelley), Stephanie Moore (Derrick), Raymond Cooke (Robyn), and Kathy Palmer (Rip); grandchildren Sierra Schaffer (Curtis), Jessica Henderson (Mason), Kayla Bullman (Cameron), Leah Cooke, Cadence Palmer, Grayson Cooke, Ryan Malvasia; great grandson Landon Schaffer; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Jerry was a hard working mechanic, construction worker, iron worker, and commercial fisherman by trade. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, spaghetti westerns, and most recently small engine repair. He loved the outdoors and spent countless hours fixing and building things, helping those close to him while telling endless stories. He often shared fond memories of family and friends from the good old days around a warm wood stove enjoying a cold beer. Most of all, Jerry enjoyed spending quality time with his family.

Arrangements were made by Bucktrout Funeral Home and there will be a private family memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial contributions can be made to the JCCVFD & Rescue Squad (3135 Forge Rd Toano, Virginia 23168). 


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  • December 28, 2023
    Richard Cooke says:
    Thank you dad.. you will be missed.