John Francis “Frank” Cook, Jr.

Date of Death

John Francis “Frank” Cook, Jr., Commander, U.S. Navy retired, 85, passed away Monday, June 3, 2024 in Charleston, SC. He was the husband of Frances Louis Cook.

Frank was born July 16, 1938 in Thomasville, GA to Gladys Mayo Cook and John Francis Cook, Sr. He was raised in Apalachicola, FL and was a graduate of Chapman High School, class of 1956, and of the United States Naval Academy, class of 1963. He was a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and Commanding Officer of the USS Henry Clay before his retirement in 1983. Frank and Frances returned to Apalachicola, where he served on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church and on the Apalachicola City Commission.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances Louis Cook; sisters Frances Cook Porter and Mary Cook Brannon; a son, John Francis Cook, III and a daughter, Anne Cook Price (Julian); and two grandchildren, Rowe Price (Madeline) and Eleanor Price.

Funeral will be Thursday, June 9th at 2 pm at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Apalachicola, FL or the Apalachicola Area Historical Society.