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Obit: Jack Cooke (2 December 2009)

Mary Katherine 02 Dec 09 - 10:12 PM
GUEST,Dennis Hollenbeck 03 Dec 09 - 07:58 PM
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Subject: Obit: Jack Cooke (December 2009)
From: Mary Katherine
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 10:12 PM

Jack Cooke has died.
Norton, VA – (December 2, 2009) - Jack Cooke, long-time bass player and singer with Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys, died Monday (Dec. 1) at 10 p.m. at a hospital in his hometown of Norton,
Va., after collapsing at his home.
Vernon Crawford "Jack" Cooke was born Dec. 6, 1936. His first professional job was playing with the Stanley Brothers while he was still in his teens. He left the Stanleys to join Bill Monroe's Blue
Grass Boys band, a post he held from 1956-1960. During that time, he recorded such songs with Monroe as "Gotta Travel On," "Big Mon" and "Tomorrow I'll Be Gone."
Later, he formed his own group, Jack Cooke and the Virginia Mountain Boys, and played in bands headed by Earl Taylor and the Stonemans. He joined the Clinch Mountain Boys in 1970 and remained there until he was sidelined by health problems early this year. In 2002, he shared with the Clinch Mountain Boys a best bluegrass album Grammy for Lost In The Lonesome Pines, a collection headlined by Jim Lauderdale and Ralph Stanley. Lauderdale produced Cooke's only solo album, Sittin' On Top Of The World, which was released in 2007.
Visitation will be at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and the funeral will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Friday, Nov. 4 at 11: a.m. in the Huff-Brummitt Cemetery in Wise County, Va.

P.O. Box 210588
Nashville, TN 37221-0588
Phone: 615 952-9250 © 2006 Morris Public Relations

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Subject: RE: Obit: Jack Cooke (2 December 2009)
From: GUEST,Dennis Hollenbeck
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 07:58 PM

Rest in Peace my friend Mayor Cooke and thank you for years of good music, and friendships with fans and friends. We will miss you deeply.

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