James L. ‘Jim’ Cook, had a ‘voluminous library’ on the space program, with a ‘healthy helping of mysteries’

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James L. 'Jim' Cook
James L. ‘Jim’ Cook

James L. “Jim” Cook passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.

He was born on May 29, 1953 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Bay County, Florida, the son of the late Howard L. Cook and Marjorie J. (Tillitz) Cook.

Jim is survived by his three brothers and their wives, David and Susie, Bill and Wendy and Tom and Dana Cook. Additionally, he is survived by nephews, Frank, Corbin and Maddux Cook; and nieces, Jenifer Wolf, Anita Webb and Michelle Carter.

Jim graduated from New Hanover High School in 1971. He graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a double major in history and political science. He was deeply interested in the space program and has a voluminous library covering all of these subjects, plus a healthy helping of mysteries. The ACC Tournament never had a more enthusiastic supporter than Jim Cook. He was his happiest when watching sports with close friends and spending time with his nephews.

Jim was a great son, brother and uncle and a loyal, reliable and hardworking friend who will be missed deeply.

We also extend our thanks to Jim’s coworkers at Cardinal Health for their friendship and support during his illness.

A memorial service to honor Jim will be held in April.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Atlantic Cremation Service.

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