Dec. 5, 1919 – June 24, 2021
Jett Houston Cook was born in Marthaville Dec. 5, 1919. His parents were Jett John Cook and Nellie Fleming Cook. He passed away June 24, 2021, at the age of 101.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Sue Cook of San Antonio; a granddaughter, Veronica Cook Gardner and husband D.J. of Shreveport; three nieces, Gloria Cook and husband John Worthy of Shreveport, Layna Cook Grau and husband Jim of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Marcia Cook Lee and husband Charles of Baton Rouge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Cook; brothers, Alva Cook, Willie Glen Cook, Truman Cook and Harold B. Cook; and a sister, Evelyn Cook.
He was a graduate of Marthaville High School and Nashville Diesel College. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving in World War II. He was a soldier in the 4th Infantry that landed on Utah Beach on D-Day and also was in the Battle of the Bulge.
A service to honor his life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 1 in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery near Marthaville. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 at the funeral home.