Foree Eugene (Gene) Cook passed away peacefully at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN on Sunday, September 24th at 12:26 PM at the age of 60. Gene will be lovingly remembered by his faithful wife of 36 years Carolyn, his son Jeremy Gene (Elayna Little; son Chance Harrison), daughter Amy Leigh Chandler (Jacob David; children Riley Jacob, Mason Eugene, Landon David, Emma Claire), daughter Meagan Nicole, and beloved sister Diamond Edith. Gene was born on January 29th, 1957 in Scottsburg, IN to Wayne Russell and Dorothy Lee. He started his career installing carpet at 16, then joined the Marines at 18. Gene starting working at Paneling City in Jeffersonville, IN at age 19 where he met the love of his life. He was a “master of all trades” and owner of “One of a Kind Flooring”, “Cook’s Complete Care”, and “JAM of Hollywood”. Gene volunteered every opportunity he could, including for the Red Cross. Gene and Carolyn married April 10, 1981 and lived in Hollywood, FL where their three children were born. The family then relocated to Lawrenceville, GA in 1994. Gene’s desire to help others was apparent. He never met a stranger and everyone knew his front door was literally always open. Gene stood in the gap for those in need of a listening friend or a loving father, sometimes even both. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, GA Saturday, September 30th Visitation 3PM - 5PM Service at 5PM Officiated by Mike Farrington Memorial Service Cramer and Hanover Church of Christ, Lexington, KY Sunday, October 8 Service at 2PM Officiated by Rev. Bennie Hill In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Family Promise of Gwinnett in honor of Gene Cook. The family would like to thank the medical team at Erlanger Hospital MSICU Ward for their incredible care of Gene during his last hospital stay.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”​—2 Thess. 2:16, 17

  2. We will always miss and love you Gene. Will and I always will cherish the memories and times we had with you. May you be in peace . We are praying for Carolyn , Puchie, Amy and Megan (love you guys so much !)

  3. Meagan- Maria and I are so sorry for your loss. We hope God showers you with peace and comfort in the days to come.

  4. So sorry for this loss. I was blessed to be welcome into this family – as friend, sister, and daughter. The Cook’s love truly radiate out to so many, and is apparent in their children and their children’s desire to do the same. Love you all. <3

  5. I loved my Uncle Gene. Always so happy and crazy! The world won’t be the same with out him. Love you all and see you on Saturday.

  6. I liked Gene a lot although I didn’t know him well. My & Carrla’s son, Justin and his and Carolyn’s son, Jeremy (Germ) were good friends. My prayers are with y’all. Much love and prayers.

  7. Sending heartfelt prayers for your beautiful family! Words cannot express the depth of pain to lose your best friend /husband, father and brother! Sorry I cannot be there to celebrate his life! Love to you all!!!

  8. Carolyn and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God will be with you in this time of need. Please take care of each other.

  9. I cannot imagine the pain of saying goodbye to your daddy (and hubby and grandpa) so early in his life. The comfort comes from remembering we were not made for this earth- but for eternity in Heaven with God. I like to say we are just camping while here. This is temporary and you will be permanently with your daddy again shortly. May Jesus hold you tight and comfort your grieving spirit. I can see he was a wonderful man 💙

  10. Knowing your family has been a blessing from God, and has encouraged me in ways you wouldn’t believe. I’m so sorry for your terrible loss. Gene was an amazing soul and pure of heart. A true family man. I’ll miss him. Prayers for the family.

  11. Dear Cook family,

    I saw this sad sad news on Beth Carter’s FB page on September 24th, the same date I lost my Daddy 2 years ago. <3 So my heart broke even more than it was already broken on that date. Doug and I were actually out doing something in my Daddy's honor when we got the news. I know you will do the same for Gene in time to come. <3 Only time and prayer can get us through loss. Lean on HIM, and hold on tight to precious memories, that is what my family is doing. Carolyn, words can't even begin to express our sympathy for your loss of a precious husband. And Meagan, Amy and Jeremy, I know the pain of losing a Daddy, my heart is breaking for all of you too. But please know that we are thinking of all of you during this time. We are so very sorry for your loss, and have been praying for all of you, ever since we found out. We live in Indianapolis now. We so enjoyed anytime we were with Gene at Landmark, and love your family very much… Hugs to all of you– Carolyn, Meagan, Amy and Jeremy and Diamond too. Our prayers will continue in the days ahead… <3 May you feel HIS arms around all of you like never before. <3 <3
    Theresa, Doug, Micah and Abigail Robbins. <3

  12. Thank you for all your love and kindness. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you.
    Ally, Alex, and Emily Chadwick

  13. God always blesses those who blesses others.. And I think right now God has something special for all of us and remembering your Dad, to carry on a legacy by honoring him. I want to thank all of you and let you know that you’re always in our prayers! ❤️🙏

  14. Revelation 21:4
    And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  15. Dear Cook family ,

    We are so very saddened to hear of the loss of Your dear father … our memories of him remain vivid & give us reason to smile because he always looked so happy sitting on his deck enjoying a beautiful day often with family or friends . He truly was a kind and welcoming person and an important part of our part of the neighborhood .. he loved our Christmas cookies and he enjoyed his chats with Richard . We have felt very connected to the family through the years and our hearts break at the thought of your loss … though we know he is smiling in heaven where he will always enjoy a beautiful day … he loved his family so very much and he was thankful for every day .., we love y’all …,

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