Firefighter Cooke was operating at a woods fire several days ago. He apparently suffered a cardiac arrest on scene. He was eventually transported by air to Wake Medical Center in Raleigh where he died Saturday, March 21nd.
Gregory Carroll Cooke, age 60, passed away ten days later on Saturday, March 21, 2009.
He was born in Nash County, January 30, 1949 to the late Ivey Willis Cooke, Sr. and Maybelle Bunch Cooke. His wife, Glenda Cooke and brother, Ivey Willis Cooke, Jr. preceded him in death. He was a twelve year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a twenty year veteran of Salem Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by a daughter, Susan Horton and husband, John of Creedmoor and grandchildren, John Cameron and Connor Jackson Horton.
Salem Volunteer Fire Department
4559 Swift Creek School Rd
Whitakers, NC 27891
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