Douglas Ray Cook



Sumter, SC …Douglas Ray Cook, age 76, beloved husband of Jennie Watford Cook, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Welch, WV, he was the son of the late Ray and Edith Cook. He retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service and later retired after 20 years of Civil Service as a logistics manager at Shaw Air Force Base. Doug love to sing and was a member of a gospel quartet known as “Singing for Christ.” He was a very strong Christian and had a great love Jesus. Doug was a member of Covenant Bible Church.

In addition, Doug was very artistic and loved to draw and paint. He also loved to fish. Doug was involved in martial arts and was a brown belt. He was generous to a fault and always helped others. He loved his wife dearly and his true joy in life was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: one son, Brian Cook and his wife Sally of Goodyear, AZ; six daughters, Phelecia Gyder of Peoria, AZ, Angela Cook of Phoenix, AZ, Laura Halferty and her husband Richard of Sumter, Kathleen Fernandez and Michael Hayes of Bishopville, Brenda Stanley and her husband Barry of Sumter, and Cindy Dolan and her husband Rick of Lexington; one brother, George Cook and Rachel Payne of Welch, WV; twenty-two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Ronald Cook and Larry Cook.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Tuggle officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 19, 2018, one hour prior to the service, from 1:00-2:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.