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Sgt. Edward Ed Cook, 68

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LEBANON -- Sgt. Cook, 68, and a native of Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the V.A. Hospital in Nashville from complications while fighting cancer.

Sgt. Cook was the Vice President of Security Federal Savings and Loan in Nashville and was a Free & Accepted 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a U.S. Army Retired Master Sergeant, Special Forces-Green Beret, Airborne Ranger, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Palm, Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star (3), Air Medal, Meritorious Service Award (2), Good Conduct Metal (5), numerous other awards & Decorations.

Ed was an Army Recruiter and a Sergeant Majors Academy Graduate. Theaters of Operations: South East Asia, South & Central America.

Sgt. Cook is survived by one son, Edward A. Cook III of Durant, OK; brother, Henry Cook of Lebanon; and special friend, Lucy Foutch of Hermitage.

At Sgt. Cooks request, a private graveside service will be held at a later date in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Cooks memory to the College Hills Church of Christ, or the Fellowship House.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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