Jimmy Ray Cook Jimmy Ray Cook, 87 of Firebaugh California, formerly of Wynnewood Oklahoma went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 4th after complications from a stroke. God flew him away to Glory. He is ALIVE more now than he has ever been. Jim Cook was born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to Eugene and Eva Marie Cook. He had four older sisters that spoiled him rotten. He served in the United States Army in Germany. He graduated with his bachelors from East Central University of Ada, Oklahoma, and later he also his Master’s. He met Sherry Cook at Sunday School. He felt like “winning Sherry” was more than he ever expected in life. They were married December 26, 1960. They moved to Colorado to teach migrant children for 3 years. Then moved to California in 1965 to raise their three children while he taught and drove the school bus at Oro Loma School, 15 miles outside of Firebaugh. Jim was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He never met a stranger. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and his family and friends more than anything. He was a servant to all. He was at Oro Loma school for 35 years. He also led Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, music, prayer meetings, supported Southern Baptist Missions with Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong. He actively prayed for our missionaries. Most importantly He loved the Lord Jesus and was very aware of how Jesus changed his life entirely. He wanted everyone to know Jesus and have the hope that he had in Jesus. Jim is survived by his children, Jim Jr. and Dawn Cook, Wendy and David Pedersen, and Peter Cook; His 7 grandchildren and Jessica Dedmon who he considered a grandchild and 6 great grandchildren; His sister-in-laws: Sue Roseberry, Fanny Manes and Linda Holden (and husband Don); His precious nieces Susan, Nancy, Sharon, Kay and Cynthia and many grandnieces and nephews. We will always remember your fierce love, hope and belief you had in each of us. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and, Love your neighbor as yourself.
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