Frederick Marion Cook, Jr.
Fred M. Cook, Jr., 75, died after a short illness in South Peninsula Hospital on April 24, 2020.
Mr. Cook was a native of Moorhead, Mississippi and a longtime resident of Homer. He migrated to Alaska in the 1970s from Jackson, Mississippi where he was employed by the United States Postal Service, and prior to that Jackson Safe and Lock. Mr. Cook worked as a local hunting guide in the southern Kenai Peninsula area for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick M. Cook, Sr. formerly of Clarksdale, Mississippi; and his mother Virginia (nee Church) Cook Hughes, also a native of Moorhead, Mississippi, and at her death a resident of Port Arthur, Texas.
He is survived by a daughter, LaDona Decker Luque of Grand Junction, Colorado; a son, Fred M. Cook, III; two brothers, Steve Hughes of Nederland, Texas and James David Hughes of Carlyss, Louisiana; a sister, Virginia Guidry of Cumming, Georgia; a granddaughter, Jessica Luque of Scottsdale, Arizona; and a grandson, Taylor Luque of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Memorial Services and interment of ashes will occur at a future date to be determined in the Indianola Mississippi City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s in Memphis, Tennessee.