James "Jimmy" Cook PDF Print E-mail

James Edward “Jimmy” Cook, 72, of Newberry, died Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on September 2, 1948, in Newberry, he was the son of the late Eugene and Estelle Cole Cook. He was retired from Carter and Holmes Orchids and had a great love for flowers and pets. He was a member of O'Neal Street United Methodist Church. As a child he was a member of the Boy Scouts. He loved to eat and watch old movies and was an Elvis fan. With the many challenges that he faced during his lifetime he was a fighter that never held back.

Mr. Cook is survived by his sister, Deborah (Ralph) Howe of Newberry; nephew, Chris Howe of Newberry; niece, Michelle Howe of Newberry; great-nephews and nieces, Austin Howe of Charleston, Benjamin Duece Goings and Tristin Goings both of Newberry, Brittany (Zack) Kelly of Chapin, Ashlyn Howe of Prosperity and Aliah Howe of Newberry. He was predeceased by an uncle, J.W. Cook

A private family burial will be held later at Rosemont Cemetery where he will be interred with his parents. Memorials may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy, 1101 Harbor Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169.

The family would like to thank the staff of White Oak Manor for their loving care for the past ten years as well as the care given by Dr. Michael Bernardo and the doctors and nurses at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

A special thanks is also given to all the family and friends who stood by his sister, Deborah, and assisted her over the years with Jimmy's care.



#25 Wyll Pleger 2020-11-06 05:00
Deborah, I did not know that Jimmy has passed until this morning, Nov. 6. when I saw the Newberry Observer obituaries. I loved Jimmy as did everyone who knew him. Thank you for your ever-lasting devotion, love, and caring for him.

#24 Marie Anderson 2020-11-03 15:43
Deborah, so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was such a sweet and caring person even with his disabilities. I remember when we were all young and growing up. We had so much fun. I know you will miss him but hope you will find peace and comfort through the Grace of God.
Marie Caldwell Anderson
#23 Donna Mack Summer 2020-11-02 22:19
Deborah, I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and all the family.
#22 Bill Whirley 2020-11-01 14:43
Deborah so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing.my wife and I sang at White Oak for the pass 10 years and I don't think he ever missed a show. Bless his heart we will miss him.
Bill & Jane Whirley
Solid Country
#21 Doretha C. Simpson 2020-10-30 14:02
Deborah and Family, sorry to hear about Jimmy. May the strength of your faith and the support of family and friends help ease your sorrow and comfort your heart. My deepest sympathy.
#20 Gloria Crayne 2020-10-29 20:37
I remember Jimmy at Carter and Holmes being such a great help with my plant purchases. He always had a smile on his face. May God bless all the family during this difficult time.
#19 June Kenan 2020-10-29 19:47
Dear Deborah and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
You did a great job caring for your brother and seeking help for him. I will always remember his smile and the way he made
others happy to be in his presence. I am glad I was one of
the lucky people to have known him. He was very special.
#18 Mac Holmes 2020-10-29 10:31
I remember Jimmy as responsible, hard-working, loyal and an inspiration to everyone around him, including me. I am so
sorry for your loss.
#17 Bridget Uzar 2020-10-29 09:17
We know this is a great loss for your family. I grew up watching Jimmy work side by side with my parents at Carter and Holmes. I remember a hard worker: someone who never quit till the job was done. I remember huge smiles: he had a great sense of humor and was always cracking jokes. I remember someone who was a great friend and had such patience for two little girls running wild through the greenhouses. He will be missed.
#16 Frank Partridge 2020-10-28 20:08
Sending you my deepest sympathy. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
#15 Pat Mccullough 2020-10-28 19:41
I’m sorry to read about Jimmie , he was always so good to me
and my family. My husband was in the room with Jimmy until
he passed away.in 2011. Deborah I remember you from coming
To Dr Bobby Livingston , but never ran into you at .
the nursing home. You and your family are in my prayers. He will be missed. Pat Mccullough
#14 Gene Crocker 2020-10-28 18:53
Jimmy was a hard worker and a great friend to anyone he came in contact with. He never complained and always seemed happy, even with his cerebral palsy. I won't forget his laugh and his smile.
#13 Janet Ballentine 2020-10-28 17:52
So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories and the love you shared with your love one.
#12 Polly W. Turner 2020-10-28 15:13
Deborah I am so sorry for your loss. You have been there for Jimmy all your life and I know this is very hard for you. Take comfort in knowing he is whole now and happy in Heaven with your parents. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish the many memories you have of Jimmy.
#11 Anne Shealy 2020-10-28 13:59
Deborah and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was such a sweet and kind person. You were a wonderful sister and I know your heart is broken. May God the Holy Spirit surround you all with peace and comfort.
#10 Sharon Cromer 2020-10-28 13:32
Deborah and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sharon Cromer
#9 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-10-28 13:16
We are so sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing on to be with the Lord. He was such a great guy and was always positive. May God be with you as you celebrate the life of this beloved man. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#8 Vicki & Bill Riddle 2020-10-28 11:58
Deborah and Mike We are sorry for your loss. You will be in our hearts and prayers.
#7 Robert&Carolyn Dowd 2020-10-28 11:10
Dear Deborah & Family, we were saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. Always had good memories of all of your family .We pray God will send his blessing's of comfort and peace to all of you.
#6 Jimmy Dawkins 2020-10-28 09:43
So sorry to hear about Jimmy. I enjoyed helping him at bingo at at White Oak, helping him back to his room, and visiting with him. May God watch over you and give you peace during this difficult time.
#5 Vicki Hendrix 2020-10-28 08:43
My deepest sympathy to all the family.
#4 Patsy Parks 2020-10-28 07:55
Deborah and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap His arms of love, peace and comfort around each of you in the coming days. Love, Patsy
#3 Wes & Helen Griffin 2020-10-28 07:19
We are in shock to learn of Jimmy’s passing. We can only express our prayers for his loved ones that God may grant them peace and comfort.
#2 Lynn & David Riber 2020-10-27 21:03
Dear Deborah, Ralph & Family,
We were saddened to hear about Jimmy. Sincere condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#1 Debbie Hatcher 2020-10-27 19:26
I'm so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was always a great guy, always had a smile on his face. I know you will greatly miss him. Y'all were so close. Hell Ashley's be in your heart.