Ivey Murrell Cook Jr, 99, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by family. Born in Charlotte in 1922, he was the son of I M Cook Senior and Ella Mullen Cook.
Murrell was well known in and around Charlotte for his long career at Cook Truck Equipment (formerly Cook Body Co). His family and friends knew of his great love of flying and all things automotive. He was an active, long time member of the Antique Automobile Association (NC Hornets Nest Chapter) and the Tarheel Classic Thunderbird Club.
Murrell attended NCSU before enlisting in the Air Force in 1943 as a pilot. In 1960 he became Wing Commander of the NC Civil Air Patrol, a post that he thoroughly enjoyed and held until AF Retirement in 1976.
Murrell enjoyed 71 years of marriage to Katherine ("Kitty", who passed away July 2020); together they loved dancing, playing bridge, flying (both were pilots) and restoring old cars. Surviving are daughters Linda Davis (Steve), Joy (Michael); sons Ivey (Valerie), Tom (Kasha); 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great-grandchild.
For the both of them: a Mass will be held at 12:30 PM Fri April 9 at St James the Greater Catholic Church in Concord, and burial will be held at 11 AM Sat May 22 at the family plot in Forest Lawn West, Charlotte. Online comments, photos and stories can be left at www.harrisburgfc.com.
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