Willie Samuel Cook

     Willie Samuel Cook was born to Ewins and Florence
Williams Cook on Friday, April 7, 1916 and passed
from this life on Saturday, September 3, 2005, being 89
years, 4 months and 27 days of age. Willie is survived by
his wife, Mary Gayheart Cook; two sons, William Samuel Cook, Jr. and wife, Virgie, and Lynn
C. Cook and wife, Peggy; three daughters, Wilma Jean Reynolds
and husband, Thomas, Vivian Jeanette Mullins and husband, Jim,
and Carolyn Sue Morton; one step-daughter, Avanell Eversole and
husband, Roger; two sisters, Elizabeth Parks and Connie Belle Barker;
ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and one step-grandson
and two step great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Cornie Cook, three children, 9 brothers and sisters, and
one step-grandson.
     Many years ago, Brother Bill realized that he was in sin and needed
a Savior. He had a great desire to go to Heaven when this life was
finished so he repented and God forgave his sins and came into his
life to stay. On June 2, 1992 Brother Bill told the Happy Home Church
of his experience with God and of his lively hope in Christ. He joined
the church and was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and
the Holy Ghost. Brother Bill was a faithful member of the Happy
Home Church and a willing worker for the Lord. When his health
was good, he was always in attendance at his home church and traveled
to many of our sister churches on other weekends. Brother Bob
Combs and Brother Howard Owens were always ready and willing
to take Brother Bill and Sister Mary to church. God blessed them
with wonderful brothers such as these are. Brother Bill loved to serve
the Lord and had a strong faith that God would take care of him. He
would say, “I am ready to go when He is ready to take me.” His faith
became reality as the angels carried him to his Heavenly home.
Brother Bill was a loving father, grandfather and husband. He is
greatly missed by those he left behind. However, he left this world of
trouble and sorrow to go to a land of joy and peace. God has moved
the family’s reunion to Heaven.