Clifton Patrick Cook, Sr., 71 of Rockwell passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Carolinas Heath Care System Anson in Wadesboro. Mr. Cook was born on November 10, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland son of Morton Dudley Cook and Mary Elizabeth Briceworth Cook.
Clifton was a graduate of Howard County High School in Maryland and also attended Rowan Technical College. He was the owner/ operator of Cook Trucking Company, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, enjoyed football especially watching the Carolina Panthers and enjoyed motorcycles.
Mr. Cook was a Veteran having served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sons Michael Cook and Vincent Cook; grandson Mickey Cook and brother "Cookie" Morton John Cook.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean Shifflett Cook of 53 years who he married June 5, 1964, children, Clifton Patrick "Pat" Cook, Jr and wife Tina of Linthicun, Maryland, Christopher Michael Cook and wife Kimberly of Kannapolis; grandchildren, Victoria Zeigler, Justin Cook and wife Jessica, April Welch and husband Jacky, Dustin Cook and wife Rachel, Holly Pope and husband Daniel, Kasey Cook, Cheyenne Cook, Angela Reyes and husband Adolfo, Lindsey Cook, Christina Cook, Gunner Cook and Keri Cook; great grandchildren, Kaiden Adams, Macie Cook, Little Jacky Welch, Barrett Pope, Noah Propst, Mason Cook, Rylan Reyes, Amelia Pope, Nevaeh Propst, Nicolas Seneca Gomez and Michelle Cook; brother, Michael Cook of Rockwell; sisters, Mary Ann Decker of Salisbury, Rosemary C. Morgan and husband Tony of Richfield, Sarah Lee Horsey of Maryland, Betsy C. Sharpe of Maryland and Tina Cook and husband Danny Hamlet of Eastern Shore Maryland.
Visitation: The family will be at Powles Staton Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday.
Service: Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Friday at the Brookhill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum by the Rowan County Honor Guard and the NC National Guard.
Online condolences may be made to the cook family at www.powlesfuneralhome.com. Powles Staton Funeral Home the honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care is assisting the Cook Family.