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NORFOLK, VA - Lt. Col. Henry "Tom" Cook (USMC Ret.), 90, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Born January 31, 1927 in Roanoke, VA, he was the son of the late Roy and Goldie Cook.
Tom dedicated 25 years of his life to serving in the United States Marine Corp and served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He received the Award of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Citation of Gallantry Cross with Palm for his service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk, the NRA and Marine Corp Association. Tom attended Wesleyan University, Princeton University, Concord College and the University of Michigan.
Tom is survived by his wife, Margaret Cook; three daughters, Minta Cook, Marla Mooney (Walter) and Lori Diaz (Randy); four grandchildren, Amanda Burkholder, Ryan Diaz, Tyler Diaz and Lauren Diaz; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Martin.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Norfolk, Virginia is handling the arrangements.
The family would like to thank the Gardens of Virginia Beach and Interim Hospice for the kind and compassionate care they gave Tom in his last months.
Please visit www.woodlawngroup.com for the full obituary and to share a memory with the family.
Information submitted by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.
Published on December 7, 2017
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