Bruce Lee Cooke

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Sept. 11, 1923 — Jan. 30, 2018

Bruce Lee Cooke, age 94, of Wilson, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

Born in Nash County on Sept. 11, 1923, he was the son of the late Simon Hoy and Nora Smith Cooke.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Florine B. Braswell; and brothers, Leo Earl, Oliver Kermit, Simon Hoy and Avis Smith Cooke.

Bruce served during World War II and Korea, was an N.C. Highway Patrolman for 11 years, a rural mail carrier for 32 years in Hertford County and a Master Mason. He was a member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elaine Stott Cooke; nieces, Margaret Jackson, Nancy McGuire, Mary Ann Lassiter (Jim), Debbie Woodcock (Victor), Nora O’Bryne (Bill); and nephews, Kermit Cooke, Cy Cooke (Peggy), Larry Cooke (Sandra), Johnny Cooke (Mickey), Ronald Cooke (Kathy), Tommy Cooke, Steve Bass (Anita).

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Shingleton Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson with Dr. Benjamin Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to www.shingletonfh.com.