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Tony "T.A." Cook

April 18, 1950 — February 26, 2024

Bolivar, Tennessee

Tony "T.A." Cook, a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather, and esteemed member of the community, passed away on February 26, 2024, in Bolivar, Tennessee.

Born on April 18, 1950, in Madison County, Tennessee, Tony led a remarkable life filled with dedication and service. He graduated from Friendship High School in 1969 before bravely serving his country as a US Army veteran during the Vietnam War. His courage was honored with a Purple Heart for his exceptional bravery.

Tony's commitment to upholding the law led him to a distinguished career as a Tennessee Highway Patrol State Trooper for 26 years until his retirement in 1999. Following this chapter of service, he continued to impact others positively as the Hardeman County Chief Deputy for four years. His dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of his community will forever be remembered.

Outside of his professional life, Tony's passions were as diverse as they were heartfelt. He was an unwavering patriot who found solace in fishing whenever time allowed. An unexpected aspect of his personality was revealed through his love for playing World of Warcraft for several years – fighting for the Alliance with enthusiasm.

Above all else, Tony cherished spending time with his family. His nieces and nephews held a special place in his heart, bringing him immense joy and laughter throughout the years.

Tony is survived by his beloved wife Regina Cook, whom he married on November 9, 2001 in Jackson, TN; his children Amy & Daniel Herrin of Pleasant View, TN, Kimberly & Mike Dobis of Chapel Hill TN, Patricia & Nash Turner of Bolivar, Jacob & Megan Dyer of Oakland; Samuel Cook of Bolivar; his grandchildren Hailey, Brooklyn, Matthew, Emily, Makyla; Brayden; William; Ashlyn; as well as great-grandchildren Sophia, Kynlee, and Gage.

He is reunited in peace with his father Willie Dalton "Bill" Cook; mother Altie Hortence Webb Cook; brothers Myron Douglas Cook; Billy Howell Cook; Frederick Cook; Ray O. Cook; Lloyd Cook; Lanny Roberts; and sisters Joan Cook; Jane Isom; and Edna Cook. Tony also was preceded in death by Terry Dyer (father-in-law) and Jordan Burns (niece).  Memorial contributions in his name may be sent to Vietnam Veterans of America (www.vva.org/donate).

In celebrating Tony's life and legacy, let us remember his unwavering commitment to duty and his boundless love for family. May he rest in peace knowing he made a significant impact on all who had the privilege to know him.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 29, 2024

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 1, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 1, 2024

2:30 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Cairo Church of Christ Cemetery

1780 TN-188, Alamo, TN 38001

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