Creed C. Cook, 46. of Shady Spring, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in a local hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Born April 14, 1932 in Logan County, he was a son of the late Grant Cook
and Pearl Barber .
Cook was a veteran of World War II having served with the paratroopers and a member of the 82nd Airborne Association. He was employed as general night foreman of New River No. 2 mine at Stanaford
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Donna Lee Nealy Cook; a son,
Larry, Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Yvonne) McMahan,
Cleveland; two brothers, Foley and Tom, both of Man [WV]; two sisters, Margaret Brooks, Jesse and Mrs. Katie Peck, Batavia,
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with the Rev. A. Garten in charge. Burial
will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Robert Thomas, Bill Richmond, Jerry Harris, Jack and Frank Rakes and Louie Adamos.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.
[The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WV, 14 Mar 1969, Fri, Page 2]
C. Cook registered for the draft ca. 1942 and was inducted on 12 March
1942 at Fort Thomas, Newport Kentucky.
was transferred to Company D, 508th PIR on 28 August 1943.
In 1943, he took a furlough on 5 November 1943 and
while home he married Donna Lee Neely in Raleigh, WV. On the 19th
of November he was appoint to the grade of Pfc.
On 4 January 1945, Pvt Cook was Injured In Action in
Belgium and evacuated to a field hospital.
Still hospitalized, he was transferred to the
hospital's detachment of patients on 12 April 1945.
On 26 May 1945 he was transferred back to Company D
from the 6900th Reinforcement Depot .
Creed's military decorations include the Bronze
Service Arrowhead Device awarded for his participation in Normandy
assault. He may have also seen combat in Holland and the Good