Willard Cook

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Willard Cook of Darrington, Washington, was born October 1, 1938, to Edna and Albert Cook in Wilmot, NC, and passed away at home on March 16, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Kermit, Homer, Mack and one sister, Frances Tucker.

He is survived by his brother Berlin of Arlington, WA, and two sisters, Eula Sanders of Darrington and Doris McMillon of Wilmot.

He married Mary Helen Jones and had three daughters Connie, Carolyn, and Crystal. 

Willard married Elena (Lee), and he gained two more daughters Tina and Michelle and two sons Curtis and Chad. He loved all his kids equally as they loved him. 

He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and hiking with all his grandkids as he had quite a few and many great grandkids as well.

In his younger days Willard liked to race cars, but as he grew older his interests turned to flowers and planting tomatoes,  of which he would say: he only needed two or three plants but he end up with 100. He worked in the woods for many years and thought his crew guys were the best.

Willard was a big man with a big heart that had a lot of love for his family and friends. He will be missed by many and his faithful dog Bowser. 

A private burial for family and close friends will be held at a later date.

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315