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Lemuel Clay Cook Sr.

Lemuel Clay Cook Sr., 89, of Colfax, died on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Funeral services celebrating his life were held 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with the Rev. Phil Kirkman officiating. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery.

A native of Davie County, he was the husband of 66 years to the late Virginia Harris Cook and the son of the late Henry Clay Cook and Edith Sheek Cook. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and obtaining the rank of sergeant. He graduated from East Carolina University in 1953, later receiving his master’s of divinity in 1968 from Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest. He preached in many Baptist churches throughout North Carolina and was a pastor and long-time member of Colfax Baptist Church.

Survivors: his daughters, Cyndi Cook and Sharon Brett, both of Kernersville; son, Lem Cook Jr. and wife Linda of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Holly Little, and Olivia Brett; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, Wesley, Brett, and Callie; and sister, Delores and husband George Jordan.

Condolences: www.pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.com.

Memorials: to a local Hospice organization.