Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

Jack Cook JACK WILBUR COOK, 81, died Sept. 11, 2009 at Norton Commons. 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).