David Cook, 64, of Memphis

David Cook, 64, of Memphis, TN, passed away November 26, 2022.  David grew up in Clinton, TN and attended Webb School of Knoxville.  He graduated from Transylvania University in Kentucky and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee.  David was a Title IV-D child support attorney for 34 years, working in this capacity for Joyce, Meredith, Flitcroft & Normand, PLLC at the time of his passing.

David had a passion for learning.  He loved history, reading, music, politics, dining out, ballroom dancing, and spending time with his friends.  He was a member of the Bartlett United Methodist Church and was grounded in his faith as a Christian.  Although not a native Memphian, David quickly became an enthusiastic supporter of Memphis and its culture. He was a true Southern gentleman and was loved by all who knew him.

David was preceded in death by his father, G. C. Cook, Jr., and mother, Margaret Love Cooper Cook. He is survived by his aunt, Barbara Parrott, cousins, and many friends.

There will be a graveside service at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Oak Ridge, TN on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 10:30 am with a memorial service in Memphis at a later date. www.holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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2 comments

  1. RIP David…you will forever be missed by Chuck & Janet.🙏

  2. I’m glad I got to call you one of my dearest friends David Cook. So kind and gracious and so many sweet memories enjoying dinners, dancing, telling great stories. My favorite conversations were when you would talk about getting to heaven and being with the Good Lord. You and my Dad always referred to Him as the Good Lord and I loved that! Thanks for the goods times and best memories.
    Rest on love🤍💙