William Edward "Bubba" Cook, Jr.
May 18, 1953 - January 19, 2019
William Edward Cook Jr. “Bubba”, entered into rest on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his father, William E. Cook Sr., and mother Dorothy Mae Cason Cook. Bubba is survived by his sister, Janet Cook Glabas; niece Monica Glabas (Nash) Garrett; niece Brooke Glabas and her children Avery, Aariyah and Axton; nephew Christopher Nalley Jr. along with his close friends Jackie Harrison, Mitch Flanders, Alan Gunter and Johnny Cheek.
Bubba was born May 18, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia. He attended Wheeless Road School, Sego, and graduated from Butler High in 1971, then attended Augusta Tech and played baseball in Richmond County for several years coached by father William (Abbie) Cook. Bubba played softball with his father at St. Albans Episcopal Church. He was a coach in Richmond County for his niece Monica Glabas Garrett's team, loved to play guitar and go to his nephew Avery's baseball games. Bubba was a caregiver to his mother Dorothy Cook for several years.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909. 762-994-0311.
It was a sad day for many and for our neighborhood the day Bubba left his earthly home to enter his forever home in Heaven. Prayers being lifted for the family as they face the days ahead.Lanel Williams - March 10 at 4:31 PM
Bubba will miss out chats on the phone. We first met at Murphey Jr HIgh in 8th grade in 1966 and you were there about two months before you moved and went to Sego. We always talked about how my locker was below yours at Murphey and we thought that was funny like so many others things we laughed about through the years. We met again at a Recreation football game at Fleming in the fall of 68 and threw the football around the park. We remembered each other from the 8th grade and since then we have kept in touch which is a rarity these days. We'll miss your sense of humor, which got me to laugh a many times and will see you pal one day again..Jackie Harrisn - February 9 at 8:36 AM
Janet was so sorry to hear about your beloved brother.God Bless.Cathy Jean Underwald - January 27 at 11:34 AM
Janet, I am so sorry to hear about Bubba. You were a good sister to him. Praying for you and your family.Diane Cato - January 24 at 6:09 PM
Bubba was one of a kind..always friendly and his brand of humor made me laugh every time I was around him. So sorry for the loss of your brother, Janet..he will be missed.Phill Flanders - January 23 at 11:12 PM
Janet, as Pat said Bubba was a kind and gentle soul. if my memory is correct we moved to the Argonne Dr. area in 1968. Bubba and Mitch and Roy and Johnny and Jackie were quick to make me feel at home. I loved sports and so did Bubba and the crew. football, basketball, home run derby and such played a big role in our lives. then Bubba got the hockey table and we played many a game at your house. i continue to pray for you and also asked prayer from our church folks and we prayed tonight for you. we love you and dearly loved our friend Bubba. Again let us know of what we can do. i am hoping some of us old friends can meet up again at Sconyers sometime in the next month or so!alan gunter - January 23 at 7:49 PM
Janet, Bubba was a kind and gentle soul. There’s no doubt that he knew how much he was loved by you. You always went above and beyond in your care for him. May God Bless you and your family with strength and comfort. I love youPat Gunter - January 23 at 5:37 PM
I'd like to add that Bubba was not in the best of health for a long time. His sister Janet watched over him - going above and beyond in every way. We are all thankful for the selfless effort she put forth in dedication to his welfare. He stayed happy most of the time due to her great attention to his well-being. Love you, Janet.....Mitch Flanders - January 23 at 1:49 PM
Janet, Bubba was really blessed to have you for a sister. Sending love and prayers your way.Carol Patterson Sweeney - January 23 at 12:39 PM
So sorry for your loss. May God be by your side during this time. My prayers are with you for you and your family.Tressa Raley - January 23 at 12:28 PM
My fondest memory of my cousin Bubba was about eight years ago when I was in Augusta visiting and Janet took me over to his house, it was the first time I had seen him since he was around 10 and I was 14 but we had a bond because he loved music and so do I. He showed me his music collection then he pulled his guitar out and played music for 30 or 40 minutes which I really enjoyed, Hey really love the old time rock ‘n’ roll from the 70’s and so do I. Just glad we were able to share those few minutes together may you rest in peace. My condolences to Janet and all of his family and friends.Bobby Cook - January 23 at 11:57 AM
Bubba provided most of the fun in our neighborhood. We played all the sports known to man, either in the road or in our yards. He was a brother to me, Alan, Roy, Jackie and Johnny. Bubba was a constant, unchanging fixture for us and we will all miss him dearly.Mitch Flanders - January 23 at 11:30 AM
Bubba was the person that provided most all of the fun for our neighborhood growing up. We played every sport including golf, either in the road or in our yards. He was a brother to me, Roy, Jackie, Alan and Johnny. We will all miss him dearly.Mitch Flanders - January 23 at 11:06 AM
My brother was not fond of funerals....he did not want to go to his Fathers,His Mothers funeral. But he believed in God and carried the Lords Prayer in his wallet and two crosses were in his pants pockets. I loved him very much....Janet Glabas - January 23 at 10:07 AM