Ethen Lewis Cooke

Born in Old Hickory, TN on April 1, 1927

Departed on April 15, 2012 and resided in Old Hickory, TN

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COOKE, Ethen Lewis-Age 85 of Old Hickory, TN passed away April 15, 2012. Ethen served as a Merchant Marine and Navy Fire Control Technician for a total of 10 years. During his time as a Merchant Marine he delivered high octane fuel to the South Pacific at the end of WWII. He was then drafted into the Navy and was in the Korean War. After his service to our country he went on to work for Ford Glass retiring after 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Watt Cooke and Gladys Ferrell Cooke. He is survived by his wife, Robbie Carlisle Cooke; son, Ethen Laynard Cooke Ngoc Bao T. Nguyen; daughter, Tammy Lynne Hackett Gary; granddaughters, Kayla Hackett Williams Lee and Kayce Elizabeth Hackett; one great-granddaughter, Sawyer Lynne Williams; and brother, Robert Jessie Cooke Margaret. A Life Celebration Service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home with Gary Ferrell officiating. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 1p.m. until the hour of service at HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 615 824-3855

5 Comments to Ethen Lewis Cooke

  1. Joh
    April 17, 2012 12:00 am

    My sincere condolences.

    John Gillmor

  2. Suzanne Stephens
    April 18, 2012 12:00 am

    Ethen, My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all for days to come. May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you shared with him during his life. Suzanne

  3. Kent Alexander
    April 18, 2012 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kent Alexander co-worker and friend of Ethen Cooke at BABC

  4. Sam Lipshie
    April 18, 2012 12:00 am

    Ethan, my condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. I realize it was difficult in the past weeks, but I expect God was ready to take your Dad, who lived a long and full life, one of the last of the Greatest generation.

    With warmest regards and sympathy,


  5. Lisa Watts
    April 19, 2012 12:00 am

    Ethen, My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of loss. Your father was a hero and part of the greatest generation that ensured we had the freedom to prosper. Salutes to him May he RIP.