Obituary of Lemuel Clay Cook, Sr.
Lemuel Clay Cook, Sr., 89, of Colfax, NC went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Phil Kirkman officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
A native of Davie County, NC, Clay 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. Clay 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 Masters of Divinity in 1968 from Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, NC. Clay preached in many Baptist Churches throughout North Carolina and was a pastor and long-time member of Colfax Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Cyndi Cook of Kernersville, NC, and Sharon Brett of Kernersville, NC; son, Lem Cook, Jr. and wife, Linda of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Holly Little, and Olivia Brett; great grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, Wesley, Brett, and Callie; and sister, Delores and George Jordan.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Hospice organization.