William Alfred Cooke, 83, of Mineral, formerly of Alexandria, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2008 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville. He was born September 9, 1925 in Grayson, Kentucky to the late William Marcus Cooke and Dora Bays Cooke.
William served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and received a Bronze Star. He retired from Krispy Kreme as a store manager in Falls Church after 42 years. He later attended Elk Creek Baptist Church in Mineral.
William is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ervene Murphy Cooke. He is also survived by his 6 sons, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and 10 grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Quantico National Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of VA, 9221 Forest Hill Ave., Louisa, VA 23235.