Michael James Cook


Michael James Cook, 76, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Michael was born on February 16, 1947 to Noel and Beulah Cook in Dalton, Georgia. Michael was a devoted husband to Carole, his wife of 40 years, and a loving father to his three daughters, Alecia (Les) Halman, Monica (Josh) Rechnitz, and Carrie Chambers; his four grandchildren Kristen, Owen, Cameron, Caleb; and his great granddaughter, Christina. Michael is also survived by his dear sister, Rhenda (George) Spence and her children: Laura (Eric) Miller and Bill Spence. Michael was a creative, adventurous, fun loving husband, father and friend with an entrepreneurial spirit. He had a passion for writing and playing music. He was a true man of God who enjoyed time with family and friends. He was known for his wicked sense of humor and his infectious laugh. Michael will be deeply missed by all who knew him. The family asks that all those who knew and loved Michael to light a candle in his memory. A memorial service will be announced at a later date to accommodate out-of-town guests. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to Angel Flight. https://www.angelflight.com/donate/ Please share your thoughts about Michael and his life at www.gamblefuneralservice.com.