He died Saturday, May 25, in Greenville. Burial was in North Cleveland Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home in Leland.
Fred was born in Merigold on October 2, 1933. He was an agricultural economist for the USDA and Mississippi State University at Stoneville for 48 years. He was a graduate of Texas A & M and an avid sportsman.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Bonnie Naron Cooke; two daughters Phylis Findley and Elaine Butler; and son Fred T. Cooke, III; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
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