JACK WILBUR COOK, 81, died Sept. 11, 2009 at Norton
He was a retired colonel in the United States Air Force,
where he had flown B-36 and B-52 bombers and was head of
force reduction in Vietnam. He came to Louisville in
1970 from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO,
where he was a professor of mathematics. He was the
commander of the R.O.T.C. at the University of Louisville.
Upon retirement from the Air Force, he taught math at
the University of Louisville. Jack was a graduate of
the United States Naval Academy and the University of
Texas, where he received his master's degree. He was
a Mason, Shriner, deacon at Walnut Street Baptist Church,
a Kentucky Colonel, & a member of the Horseman's Christian
Association at Churchill Downs.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Reuwer (RHS-
1949); sons, Mark (Kim) and David; two grandsons, Dylan
and Jack, and a sister, Dian (Willard).