Mr. Harley Tate Cooke, 71, of Granite Falls, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at his residence, following a period of declining health.
Harley was born on November 9, 1951 in Avery County to the late Rev. Barney Cook and Magdalene Calvert Cook. He was a retired cloth cutter in the furniture manufacturing industry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents as well.
Survivors include his two children, Bobby Cooke and Melissa Bishop of Morganton, Bridgette Cooke of Hickory, three grandchildren, Ava, Cri and Eros, and one great-granddaughter, Saryn. Also surviving are four sisters; Brenda Edwards and husband Hobert of Drexel, Linda Fulbright and husband Gary of Valdese, Frankie Helton and husband Ronnie, of Granite Falls, Alma Wellman and husband Warren of Morganton, one brother, Danny Ray Cooke and wife Wendy of Burnsville, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Freddy Lindsay officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 12:00-1:00 PM at the church.
Memorials may be sent to Amorem Hospice of Caldwell, 526 Pine Mtn. Rd., Hudson, NC 28638.
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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Cooke family.