Joe Alan Cooke, 53, of Morganton, passed away on Friday July 5, 2024, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, after fighting a long battle.

Joe Cooke was born August 13, 1970, in Burke County, a son of Alan and Jo Smith Cooke.  He was employed as an installer in the heating and air conditioning industry for over 30 years.  Joe  loved to hunt, fish, listen to music and especially working in his garden.  He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by a son Michael Cooke, a sister, Tammy Chapman, grandmother, Dot Cooke and nephew, Ryan Chapman.

Surviving is his wife, Shirley Cox Cooke of the home, parents, Alan and Michele Cooke, Jo and Joe Lambert all of Morganton, four daughters, Christine Cooke, Beth Bender (Bob), Nicole Juarez (C.J.) and Kelly Farmer, and niece, Megan Bumgarner (Nathan).  Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren, who he loved very much.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday July 13, 2024 in the Family Cemetery on Ponderosa Rd., Morganton with Rev. Dean McCurry officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2024 at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservicescom.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Cooke family.