Gregory Carroll Cooke‚ 60‚ died March 21‚ 2009. He suffered a heart attack at the scene of a woods fire on March 11‚ and was hospitalized until his death ten days later.
He was born in Nash County‚ North Carolina‚ on January 30‚ 1949‚ to the late Ivey Willis Cooke Sr. and Maybelle Bunch Cooke.
He was a 20-year veteran with the Salem Volunteer Fire Department. He served for 12 years with the United States Air Force.
His wife‚ Glenda Cooke‚ and brother‚ Ivey Willis Cooke Jr.‚ preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter‚ Susan Horton; her husband‚ John Horton; and grandchildren‚ John Cameron and Connor Jackson Horton.