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Douglas Alan Cook

Douglas Alan Cook, 63, of Kingston, passed into the arms of the Lord on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Doug was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, who will be deeply missed. He was a lifelong member of Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Kingston where he served as a Sunday school teacher, trustee and was on the building committee of church renovation.

His illustrious and passionate career with the Tennessee Department of Corrections began in 1984. With over 30 years at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary and MCCX, Doug finished his career as Warden of Bledsoe County Correctional Complex.

He loved the outdoors, his yard, flowers and hummingbirds. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. 

Preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Hazel Cook.

Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years Debbie Cook of Kingston; daughter and son-in-law Nikki and James Bryant of Maryville; son Dean Hall of Kingston; six precious grandchildren Luke, Noah, Rachel, Caleb, Mary Bea, and Emerson; special mother-in-law Wanda Templeton of Kingston; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Donnie Eblen of Kingston; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sharon and Ron King of Kingston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Earl Templeton, Jr., and Tina of Rockwood; brother-in-law Gary Templeton of Smyrna; special lifelong friends Steve Patterson and Mike Woody, both of Kingston; TDOC exceptional co-workers who were like his second family; several special loving nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and friends. 

Services were held Sunday, July 3, at Union Chapel Baptist Church, with Pastor Kenny Rains, Jr., officiating. Graveside service was held Monday, July 4, at Poplar Springs Cemetery with TDOC Honor Guard presiding. The family request memorials be made to Union Chapel Baptist Church, 2734 Lawnville Road, Kingston, TN 37763 in Doug’s memory.

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Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

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