J.R. "Rusty" Cook

Jan Russell "J.R. Rusty" Cook was born March 29,1961 in Dallas, Texas. He was the son of Frank Russell and Ellen Marie Wang Cook. He married Adina Lynn Spradling July 23,1994 in Newport, Texas. Rusty worked as Field Engineer for General Electric.He passed away Wednesday, August 1,2018 in Jack County, Texas at the age of 57 years old.

Rusty was a man of many hobbies and accomplishments and a friend to all who knew him. There are so many words that can be used to describe him. Funny, smart, loving, caring, compassionate and prankster, just to name a few. Rusty was also an accomplshed self taught artist. Not one to boast, it needs to be noted that alot of his work has been recognized in several area events and venues and can be found hanging in several galleries around the area. He was a member of the Graham Art Guild, Oil Painters of America and the Outdoor Painters Society. He also served 9 years on the Newport Volunteer Fire Department and served as their Treasurer.

Rusty was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank N. and Genevieve "Gene" Cook and Mr. and Mrs. Erling Wang of Norway.

He is survived today by his wife, Adina Cook; parents, Russell and Ellen Cook; brother, Dean and Joy Cook; 3 nephews, Daniel, Justin, Thomas, and a host of friends and other family members. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.