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Mr. Jimmy Vern Cook
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. Jimmy Vern Cook
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Jimmy Vern Cook, age 79, was born on June 23, 1939, in Chatham, Virginia, to the late Harold and Ethel Maddox Cook. He went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2019, following an extended bout with cancer.
    Jimmy’s career in the textile industry moved him and his family to Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he worked with Greenwood Mills for 11 years. In 1977, he accepted a position with King Finishing Company and moved to Statesboro to raise his family. Jimmy worked for over 10 years with King Finishing.
    He later began working with Delta Transport and Management as a subcontractor, where he would work for 10 years until his retirement.
    Jimmy was a member of Museville Christian Church in Chatham, Virginia, but attended Merrywood Baptist Church in Statesboro.
    He was a member of Southern Cruisers Car Club and had many other hobbies that included archery, in which he won multiple awards, including a South Carolina State Championship.
    Additionally, his love for the outdoors allowed him many days spent fishing and working in his garden.
    Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Herbert and Belva Gibson.
    Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Inez Gibson Cook of Statesboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and David Kirkland of Statesboro and Vicky and Dennis Driggers of Bellville; a son, Ricky Cook (Kelly Kahley) of Brooklet; eight grandchildren, J.C. Kirkland of Statesboro, Houston and Rachel Kirkland of Statesboro, Kandy Stephens of Jesup, Joshua and Angel Driggers of Nevils, Jonathan and Tiffany Driggers of Bellville, Jessica Driggers of Bellville, Ricky Glen Cook of Statesboro and Brandon Cook of Statesboro; 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, two sisters, Carolyn Bahr of Rockville, Md.; and Peggy Mayhew of Grenta, Va.; a brother-in-law, Jerry Gibson (Jane Angel) of Grenta, Va.; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and George Seyle of Monks Corner, S.C. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
    The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Merrywood Baptist Church in Statesboro.
    The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. at Merrywood Baptist Church with the Rev. Rusty Manning officiating, assisted by the Rev. Will Griffith. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
    Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
    Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Southern Cruisers Car Club.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Southern Cruisers, 228 East Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, May 5, 2019
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