Jackie Leon Cook

Oct 14, 1945 - Nov 19, 2020

Photo of Jackie

Show your support for Jackie and help keep our website free for grieving families.

🌲
No trees planted yet
💐
Send fresh hand-delivered flowers
Order

Jackie Leon Cook

Oct 14, 1945 - Nov 19, 2020


Place of birth

Arkansas

Most recently lived in

Arizona

Jackie's favorite hobbies

Playing music, building things with wood, fishing and playing with grandchildren

Jackie's favorite foods

Thai, biscuits and gravy

Favorite bands and musical artists

Elvis, anything old country

Obituary

Jack spent 20 years in the Army and during that time has 9 tours in Thailand. He taught himself the Thai language so well that he became a high level linguist. He loved the Army but loved his boys, James and David, more and so took a hardship retirement to raise them after his wife, their mother, left them. He moved from Michigan to Arkansas to help care for his ailing mother. He eventually went to work for Casino Aztar where he worked for 20 years, first as a dealer and then as a floor supervisor. Jack played keyboard/piano/organ and was magic to watch. He never learned to read music and so had HUNDREDS of songs stored in his head. He often went to nursing homes to play for the residents. He met his 4th wife, Forrest, online in 2003 and they were married in 2004. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2006 and he and Forrest were sealed for time and all eternity on November 1, 2010. Jack was preceded in death by his mother, a brother born before him, his sister, his son (David) and his father.

Plant a Tree in Jackie's memory

We'll plant real trees for you in Jackie's memory, plus your choice of digital gift to display forever on Jackie's obituary.

Includes 3 free trees
Includes 10 free trees

Jackie's Guestbook

All condolences, notes and wishes in one book of memories.

Photo of Jackie


Jackie's Photos

Jackie's timeline of pictures, videos, audio and stories.

Select a photo to expand it and view its comments.

Photo of Jackie

Born on October 14, 1945

Arkansas

Passed away on November 19, 2020

Arizona

What can you do?

Photo of Jackie
  • Send Condolence Flowers

    Show your support to Jackie's family and friends with an arrangement of flowers.

After Memorials

©2024

Remember your loved ones forever with free beautiful online memorials

Create obituary
  • Facebook of AfterFacebook of After
  • Instagram of AfterInstagram of After
  • Twitter of AfterTwitter of After

Jackie Leon Cook's memorial is managed by jcook72430

Something wrong?Flag