David Forrest Cook
8 Apr 1915 - 8 Jul 2001

Forrest Cook, 86, of Man, departed this life Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Guyan Valley Skilled Care Center in Logan.

He was born April 8, 1915, at Oceana, a son of the late Bert and Ethel Walker Cook. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Rider. Mr. Cook had been a resident of Man for the past 61 years. He was a member of the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church for the past 54 years and was a past president of the United Methodist Men, Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer, Secretary, Lay Leader, Head usher and served in numerous capacities.

He graduated from Concord College in 1936 and attended Duke University during two summer sessions while working for his Master's Degree. Mr. Cook taught at Man High School from 1936-1948 and then worked at Elk Creek and Guyan Eagle Coal Companies. He retired as Director of Compensation for Island Creek Coal Company in 1980. He was active in community organizations as a member of the Rotary Club and Lion's Club and was past chairman of the board of Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Marie Gannon Cook; one son and his wife, David and JoAnn Cook of Crofton, Md.; one daughter, Judy Sinkovitz of Laurel, Md.; two grandchildren, Andrea Sinkovitz of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Richie Sinkovitz of Blacksburg, Va.; two step-grandchildren, Dallas Lightner and Laurel Cox, both of Crofton; one sister, Jeanne Akers of Oceana, and numerous other family members.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at the the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Schuler and Rev. Lee Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 East McDonald Avenue, Man, WV 25635.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Krantz, Jim Gannon, Jim Cook, Bill Akers, Dallas Lightner and Steve Bodnar.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Thompson, Terry Robinette, Mervil Perry, F.B. Amburgey, Earl Beverage, Tom Long, Jim Sollars, Jack Gannon and Harry Marshall.

Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home of Man is in charge of the arrangements.

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