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James "Jim" Cook

December 4, 1946 - May 3, 2024

James "Jim" Cook Obituary

James “Jim” Deupree Cook, age 77 of Choctaw, Oklahoma, entered eternal life Friday morning of May 3, 2024. Jim was born December 4, 1946, in Ardmore Ok to parents Joe Cook and Pauline (Alford) Cook.


While in college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, he met and fell in love with Paulette Lou Bates, and they recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Jim spent 4 years serving in the U.S. Navy and served honorably in Vietnam. After the Navy, he dedicated his professional life to AT&T and its subsidiary companies for 30 years.


Jim was always ready with an encouraging word to his many nieces and nephews and often encouraged them to join the Navy or the Marine Corps as a way of starting their careers. He spent many hours in prayer for his beloved nieces and nephews.

In retirement, Jim (and Paulette) dedicated themselves to volunteering and serving those who suffered great loss in natural disasters through the Baptist Disaster Relief organization. They traveled throughout the U.S. and to Haiti volunteering their time to those in need, providing food, water, clean-up, building repairs etc. to those communities impacted by natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, earthquakes.


Jim was an active member of Choctaw Road Baptist Church for nearly 20 years, he served as a Deacon and often prepared Sunday School lessons. He greatly loved his church family.


Jim loved football and was a passionate OSU Cowboys fan.


Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Pauline, and his sister Betty. He is survived by his loving wife, Paulette, his two brothers, Ron and Bob, and numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of James "Jim" Cook hosted by Barnes Friederich Funeral Home.

James “Jim” Deupree Cook, age 77 of Choctaw, Oklahoma, entered eternal life Friday morning of May 3, 2024. Jim was born December 4, 1946, in Ardmore Ok to parents Joe Cook and Pauline (Alford) Cook.


While in college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, he met and fell in love with Paulette Lou Bates, and they recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Jim spent 4 years serving in the U.S. Navy and served honorably in Vietnam. After the Navy, he dedicated his professional life to AT&T and its subsidiary companies for 30 years.


Jim was always ready with an encouraging word to his many nieces and nephews and often encouraged them to join the Navy or the Marine Corps as a way of starting their careers. He spent many hours in prayer for his beloved nieces and nephews.

In retirement, Jim (and Paulette) dedicated themselves to volunteering and serving those who suffered great loss in natural disasters through the Baptist Disaster Relief organization. They traveled throughout the U.S. and to Haiti volunteering their time to those in need, providing food, water, clean-up, building repairs etc. to those communities impacted by natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, earthquakes.


Jim was an active member of Choctaw Road Baptist Church for nearly 20 years, he served as a Deacon and often prepared Sunday School lessons. He greatly loved his church family.


Jim loved football and was a passionate OSU Cowboys fan.


Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Pauline, and his sister Betty. He is survived by his loving wife, Paulette, his two brothers, Ron and Bob, and numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of James "Jim" Cook hosted by Barnes Friederich Funeral Home.

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