Daniel Clark Cook, 71, a native of Sunny South died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at his home in Ringgold, Ga.
He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi in 1963. He worked for several newspapers before joining the sports staff at the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1968. He loved the newspaper business and covered a variety of sporting events before becoming the outdoors editor. He retired from the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2005.
After his retirement he continued his career as a freelance writer. He won numerous awards not only for his writing but for his photography.
He was a faithful member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church for 28 years, where he served as a deacon.
The service was Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Chris Petty officiating. Burial was at Anderson Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Freda Cook; two sons, Jason Cook, Ringgold, Ga., Sam (Amanda) Cook, Athens, Ga.; one sister, Robbie Frye (Alonzo) Purser, Sunny South; niece, Dorothy Cook Purser ( Jonathan) Kramer, Crestview, Fla.; greatnephew, Heath MacDonald Kramer, Crestview, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Eades and Kate Cook.
Memorials may be made to Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Ringgold, Ga. or to the Outdoor Journalist Education Foundation of America (OJEFA), P.O. Box 115, Badin, N.C. 28009.
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