The Reverend James Reynolds Crook ’42

The Reverend James Reynolds Crook ’42, of Columbus, N.C., died Feb. 9 in Columbus after a brief illness. He was born April 21, 1920, in Spartanburg, S.C., and was the son of Walker Reynolds and Helen Reed Crook. He was a graduate of Davidson and Union Theological Seminary (1947). Crook also served as an Army Infantry officer in WWII and in the Chaplaincy Corps during the Korean War. He was a pastor in the Presbyterian Church for over 35 years, serving churches in N.C., Tenn., Ga., and S.C. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jean Hooper Crook, 615 Laurel Lakes Dr., Apt. A 345, Columbus, NC 28722; a son, Arthur Crook (Joanne); four daughters, Virginia Haas (Mike), Polly Robinson (Banks S. Robinson, Jr. ’78), Catherine Woodcock (Stan), and Fran Crook; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Davidson College, Box 7174, Davidson, NC 28035-7174.