Kenneth Wayne Cook
February 20, 1961 - October 5, 2022

Kenneth Wayne Cook, of Oak Island, North Carolina went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 5, 2022 surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.

Kenneth was born on February 20, 1961 in West Suffolk, England.

Ken was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Often catching much bigger fish and harvesting much, much, bigger deer than his brothers Mike and Dwight.  His career as a game warden gave him the opportunity to meet others that shared the same outdoor passions, so many of whom became great friends.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Judy Cook and children Troy Walker and wife Kristen Walker, Jennifer Flowers and husband Christopher Flowers, Gabreal Cook and Roman Cook, mother Mary Cook, along with grandchildren: Clay Walker, Camryn Walker, Cody Walker, Tucker Bell, Jackson Bell, Azelia Bell and Maddox Flowers, brother Michael Cook and wife Lynda, sister Anita Weaver and husband Jimmy, a sister in law Christy Cook and a niece and nephews.  Ken is preceded in death by his father Thomas Cook and brother Dwight Cook, father and mother in law David and Shirley Gamble.

He served in the United States Air Force, graduated from UNCC with a Bachelors in Biology and was employed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as a North Carolina Wildlife Resource Officer, serving Cleveland County. Following his retirement he worked for the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department and with Laura’s Homes of Cleveland County as a Foster House Parent with Judy.

Following their lifelong dream to live near the sea, Ken and Judy moved to Oak Island on the day of their 33rd anniversary. You couldn’t wipe the joy from their faces!

The family will receive friends at New Beginnings Church in Fallston, NC on Thursday, October 13,2022 from 5:30-6:45 pm, the Celebration of Life will begin at 7 pm and all are encouraged to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Beginnings Church in Fallston NC youth fund or Generations Church in Southport.


  • Myra Waters Posted October 10, 2022 3:29 pm

    Dearest Judy and family, your love for each other and for our Lord and Savior was a precious example of Agape Love. Wonderful memories of you and Ken. God’s peace and comfort be with you all until we are reunited again in our home eternal.

  • Ralph and Joy Keaton Posted October 15, 2022 8:12 pm

    Dear Judy and family, We were so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We loved hearing his harmonica backing up the praise team at New Beginnings. You both always had wonderful smiles on your faces for everyone. We will be lifting your family up in prayer now and in the days ahead. We love you, Sweet Judy!
    Joy and Ralph Keaton

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