DORCHESTER – Mr. Roy Henry Cook, 76, of Dorchester, entered into eternal rest Thursday morning, February 6, 2020, after a long and valiant struggle with cancer.
Born July 5, 1953, in Hampton, South Carolina he was a son of the late Walter Cook and the late Desie Sullivan Cook. He retired from Publix Supermarkets as a meat cutter, but his love of farming was his passion. He supplied his family and friends with the overflow of his well-tended garden each year and was one of Summerville Farmers Market’s oldest farmers, meeting many wonderful friends and customers during the past twenty years. He was also a farmer at the Walterboro market for many years.
Surviving are: his wife and partner of almost forty years, Mrs. Sandra J. Jones; four children, Reginia Bailey (Kevin) of Walterboro, Patty Samders (Ceigo) of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Randy Cook (Cathy) of Asheville, North Carolina; a brother, Ray Cook of Moselle; two sisters, Urel Stone of Islandton and Fay Bouknight (Jimmy) of Irmo; eleven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Cook; and three sisters, Trudy Dopson, Nell Gaits, and Daisey Mae Cook.
Flowers will be accepted, or for those that wish, the family has requested that memorial contributions be directed in his memory to: Relay for Life, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, February 11, 2020, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. Interment will follow in Glendale Memorial Cemetery, 2210 Mount Carmel Road, Walterboro.
The family will receive friends prior to the funeral ceremony beginning at 1 o’clock at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.