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Services for Mr. Hamp Cook, age 86, of Hattiesburg, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg with Dr. David Jussely and Rev. Knox Baird officiating. Interment will follow in the Lee Family Cemetery in Purvis. Charles Hampton "Hamp" Cook made his mark on football early on at the University of Southern Mississippi. Those championship years formed his future, not only as a coach at USM but as a pro scout with the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles. Hamp was a faithful member of the M Club at USM and the First Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg. His greatest joys in life however, came while spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Joyce "Tinkey" Cook; his parents, Louis and Grace Cook; his sister, Dorothea Bennett, and his brother, Kenneth Cook. He is survived by his children, Chuck (Carla) Cook of Sumrall, Tracey Pineda Dickens of Hattiesburg, and Kyle (Suzanne) Cook of Hattiesburg; his grandchildren, Amber Pineda, Kayla (Adam) Nicolosi, Cori Cook, Carley Cook, Laken Pineda, Colby Cook, Conner Cook, Hayes Dickens, and Abi Cook, and his great grandchildren, Olivia and Grace Nicolosi. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation for Mr. Cook will be held from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the M Club Foundation at USM or to the Community of Christ Church of Georgiana, AL.
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