February 19, 1965 - March 25, 2021
Mr. Columbus Darrell Cook, age 56,resident of Atlanta, Georgia originally from Wetumpka, Alabama. Memorial Service at Wetumpka Civic Center, April 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm. MSgt Columbus Darrell Cook was born on February 19, 1965 to the late Columbus Jackson and Mollie Cook in Wetumpka, Alabama. He is the sixth of eight siblings and the father of seven children. He received Christ at an early age and joined Second Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from the Elmore County School Systems at Wetumpka High School in 1983. He enlisted into the Army National Guards in February of 1990 at the age of 24 and served in the military from February 6, 1990 to February 24, 2020. Immediately following Basic Training and Military Occupational Specialty school, Sergeant Cook was deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm as a Water Purification Specialist. Sergeant Cook then enlisted into the Georgia Air National Guard in 1996. Sergeant Cook earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. In retirement, Sergeant Cook and wife Valorie look forward to spending time with family and friends while pursuing his “God given” talent of creating fine art. He is preceded in death by his mother Mollie Cook, father Columbus Jackson and sister Gladys Dianne Cook. He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Valerie Porter-Cook of Smyrna, GA; seven children, Weldon Owen of Wetumpka, AL, Ebony Goggans Cook of Sylacauga, AL, Daven Cook, Jordan Cook, Jaylen Cook, Kennedy Cook and Summer Cook, all of Smyrna, GA; three grandchildren, Amari Goggans, Jozy Smith and Julien Smith; one aunt, Geneva Harris of Norfolk, VA; special siblings, Brother Curtis (Valorie) Cook and Tolla Cook of Wetumpka, AL, Hazel Johnson of Montgomery, AL, , Barbara Cook of Warner Robins, GA, Jacqueline (William) Johnson, Deborah (Kenyada) Ball, Lenethia Bowman, all of Montgomery, AL; special sister-in-law, Valorie Denise Gilbert-Cook; devoted friends, Johnny Glasper, William Glasper, Greg Penick, Dwight Eaves, Reggie Sims, Reggie Penick, Winfred Wise, Wayne Lewis, Talmadge Swindle, Terria Herron, Bo Pittman and Frank Beamon,; special cousin, Stephanie Taylor of McDonough, GA and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives. Hillside Memorial & Gardens directing.
Mr. Columbus Darrell Cook, age 56,resident of Atlanta, Georgia originally from Wetumpka, Alabama. Memorial Service at Wetumpka Civic Center, April 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm. MSgt Columbus Darrell Cook was born on February 19, 1965 to the late Columbus... View Obituary & Service Information
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