LEXINGTON, Ky. - Ted Cook, 93, husband of Patsy Back Cook, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013. Born in Democrat, KY, he was the son of the late Floyd and Ella Richardson Cook. During his career as an educator, Ted was a high school teacher, assistant principle and coach. He retired from the KY State Department of Education as the Director of Adult Education. He enjoyed watching sports, playing golf and spending time with his family. Ted was an active member of Beaumont Presbyterian Church and The Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. Ted was an Army veteran of WW II, during his service he was a Japanese POW and a survivor of the Bataan Death March.
In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by his children, Richard (Patricia) Cook, Jackie (Ron) Merrifield and Libby (Steve) Leedy, all of Lexington; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lettie Craft Cook, as well as five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Monday at Beaumont Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Aaron Akey, Peyton Sands, Colin Sands, Bill Back, Jesse Back, Sam Croucher and Lee Hunter. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Sunday at Milward-Southland. Memorials may be made to BMAC KY Wounded Warriors Program or Beaumont Presbyterian Church.
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