Tedi W. Cooke


Tedi W. Cooke, 58, of Crossville, passed away June 25, 2019. He was born April 12, 1961, in Saddlebrook, NJ, the son of George W. and Ellen M. Conklin Cooke. He moved to Crossville in 1984 from Baluvelt, NY, where he was Scout Master of Troop 55. After moving to Crossville, he worked as a ski instructor at Renegade Resort. After the closing of Renegade, he continued to work as a lawn mower mechanic and VW specialist. He enjoyed white water rafting, rapelling and camping. He also loved to hike, having hiked many areas of the Appalachian Trail. He had a large collection of hats that he enjoyed wearing daily, each one having a special purpose. One of Tedi's most favorite pastimes was with his group, Tansi Senior Pool Players, for the Thursday games of pool at the Thunderbird.
He is survived by his mother, Ellen Cooke of Crossville; two loving aunts; and six caring cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Cooke Jr.
Memorial services will be held Monday, July 8, at noon at Tansi Community Church. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully asked that donations be made to Cumberland Trails, 409 Thurman Ave., Suite 102, Crossville, TN 38555 or FOCCAS, PO Box 3245, Crossville, TN 38557.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
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Published on July 1, 2019
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