July 6, 1943 - December 11, 2020
Johnie Lee “Sport” Cook was born on July 6, 1943, in Talbotton, Georgia, to Mozell Cook and Ben Smith, who both preceded him in death. Some of Sports favorite pastimes were gardening and visiting family and friends on Sunday. Sport worked as a timber jack for many years and loved his work, spending as much time as he could on the job. He loved work so much so that he continued working even after receiving his cancer diagnosis. He was dedicated to being a timber jack since being a young man. Sport was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie Arthur “Frog” Gay, Arnold David Ringer and Willie Clyde Cook. He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Floyed Finley of Davisboro, Georgia; one grandson, Keevon Pope; three great-grandchildren, Ke’Niyah “Bluebird” Pope, Keevon Anderson, and Da’ja Ellis; eight sisters, Carolyn Payne (Wallace) of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Gloria Hinsley of Peachtree City, Georgia, Clemontine Hand of Riverdale, Georgia. Darlene Howard (Willie) of Newnan, Georgia, Diane Porter (Carl) of Newnan, Georgia, Patsy Penson of Newnan, Georgia, Teresa Bailey of Peachtree City, Georgia, and Roshelle Ringer of Riverdale, Georgia; one brother, Willie Gene Hand of Riverdale, Georgia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Public viewing will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, at Cook Brothers Funeral Directors - 268 NW Broad Street, Fairburn, GA 30213. A funeral service celebrating his life will take place Saturday, December 19, 2020, 12 PM, in the chapel. Interment will follow in Westminster Memorial Gardens - 2090 GA-54, Peachtree City, GA 30269. All family members, friends and well-wishers are required to wear face masks to attend both.
Johnie Lee “Sport” Cook was born on July 6, 1943, in Talbotton, Georgia, to Mozell Cook and Ben Smith, who both preceded him in death. Some of Sports favorite pastimes were gardening and visiting family and friends on Sunday. Sport... View Obituary & Service Information
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