Rest in Peace | James (Jamie) Hoyt Cook

Former residents of Rockport, Kay & Hoyt Cook (highly regarded and loved by the community), lost their son James (Jamie) Hoyt Cook when he passed away unexpectedly, last week.

James Hoyt Cook, 47, of Waxahachie passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at his residence. The son of Hoyt Clive and Linda Kay (Keeton) Cook, James was born in Whitney on August 3, 1964. He graduated from Whitney High School in 1982. Attending Ranger Junior College on a football scholarship, he became the first freshman ever to start on the team. A memorial service was held in Whitney and well attended by the town.

An avid sports enthusiast, James enjoyed all types of sports including fishing, NASCAR, baseball and football. Although he loved the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys, his favorite teams were the Philadelphia Eagles and Texas Longhorns. Music was a major part of his life and he enjoyed listening to all types. James was a certified technician in water restoration for Dry Force in Irving, Texas. He was of the Baptist faith. James loved his family and grandchildren unconditionally and was an awesome father, husband and a really cool "Pops". A very loving son and unique person, James was a friend to everyone with which he came in contact. Survivors include his wife, Shelli Cook; parents, Hoyt and Kay Cook; children, Jamie Renea Cook, Devan Renee Andrews, Hoyt Greer Kevin Cook; grandchildren, Khaden Cole Cancilla, Clinton Ty Cancilla, Joseph Clinton Cancilla; father and mother in-law, Dick and Nita Hickman; uncles, Perry Shelly and Pete Cook; aunts, Barbara Hill, Wannie Williams, Angie Rich and Kathy Wilkinson; cousins, Mike Shelly, Sandi Shelly, Brad Cook, Paige Cook, Jaclyn Cox, and Tracey Lynn Cox; and life-long companion, Marlin Cook.

Mail Can Be Sent To: Kay & Hoyt Cook, 170 Circle Drive, Whitney, Texas 76692

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