James Larry "LC" Cook, 70, of Kopperston, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born on May 5, 1947, in Kopperston, the son of the late James Earl Cook and Edith Mullins Cook of Kopperston. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his infant niece Karri Topping and infant nephew, Micah Topping.
Larry, known as "LC" or Brother" to many, graduated from Oceana High School in 1965. Many of his favorite stories to share were about being a member of the Oceana High School Basketball State Championship Teams of 1963 and 1965. He graduated with an Associate Degree from Beckley College in 1967 and then worked for 20 years at JC Hydraulics. He was also the main caregiver to his mother during her final years, a responsibility he proudly shared with his sisters.
Those left to cherish his memory are his three sisters, Brenda Topping and her husband Randall, of Kopperston, Betsy Browning and her husband Glen of Cyclone, and Diana Cook of Kopperston; a nephew, Randy Topping and his wife Christiania of Jackson, GA; a niece, Megan Walker and her husband Matthew of Kopperston; four great nephews, Van Topping of Pensacola, FL, Lockwood Topping and his wife Victoria of Gardendale, AL, Hudson Topping of Jackson, GA, and Owen Walker of Kopperston; two great nieces, Madilyn and Whitney Walker of Kopperston, and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11am Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Evans-Calfee Funeral Service, 1081 Cook Parkway, Oceana, with the Rev. Algie Cook and Brother Randall Topping officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9pm Monday, October 16, 2017, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Matthew Walker, Tony Toler, Glen Browning, Randall Topping, Alford Lusk, Danny Brinkley and David Powell. Online condolences may be shared with the family at Evans-calfee.com. Evans-Calfee Funeral Service is serving the Cook family.
Published on October 15, 2017