Larry Wayne Cook, 87, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Born in Iredell County, he was the son of the late George Allen Cook and Vivian Christy Cook.

Larry loved car racing, was a life-long member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, and had worked as a security guard at Freightliner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Cook, and one sister, Linda Howard Woods.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Betty Cook Padgett; nephew, Randy (Tammy) Howard; great-niece, Christy (Kenney) Kress; and great-great nieces, Bailey and Paisley Kress.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 3 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Dermont Crabtree officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Samaritan’s Purse or the charity of choice.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to serving the Cook family.

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