Luke Vaught
Myron Cook

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 Inspirations upright bass guitarist Myron Cook, and his wife, Jennifer Spencer Cook, are proud to announce the birth of their fourth child, Abigail (Abby) Elizabeth Cook. Abby was born at 1:15 p.m., July 17, 2012, at Knoxville Parkwest Hospital.

    She weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Abby has two brothers, Caleb and Josiah, and one sister, Hannah Grace. Abby’s grandparents are Martin and Ora Blanche Cook of Cullowhee, North Carolina and Lowell and Susie Spencer of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Myron has never met a stranger; is loved by the fans, and is highly regarded in Southern Gospel Music as 'EVERYONE'S LITTLE BUDDY'.

Abigail's older brother (Just barely ~ LOL - Josiah David Cook
Congratulations Myron, Jennifer, Caleb & Hannah Grace!

Josiah David Cook was born at 8:20 am, Friday, September 4, 2009 at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville.
He weighed 7lbs 8oz and was 20 in long. He is doing great!
We have learned that Jennifer, little Josiah, brother, Caleb and sister, Hannah Grace are doing well.
As for Dad, Myron, maybe not so well LOL Just kidding! LOL


Notes of congratulations may be sent to:
The Myron Cook Family
c/o The Inspirations, PO Box 2355, Bryson City, NC 28713.

Just a short time ago we welcomed
Hannah Grace Cook

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     Myron Cook and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed the arrival of a baby girl this morning (Tuesday, December 11), 2007, at 7:23 a.m. (EST). Hannah Grace Cook was born at Park West Hospital in West Knoxville, Tennessee. She weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches long.

     According to Myron's parents and the baby's paternal grandparents, Martin and Ora Blanche Cook, Hannah Grace and her mother are well, and the baby was delivered with no complications.

    Grandpa Martin added that it has not been determined if Hannah Grace will be more adept playing piano or singing alto or soprano; but if lung strength can be determined from crying she should have a powerful singing voice.

      Hannah Grace has a brother, Caleb Spencer Cook. Their maternal grandparents are Lowell and Susie Spencer of West Virginia.

"Little Gentleman" Caleb Cook's First Birthday!
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July 3, 2004 ~ Myron Cook Weds Jennifer Spencer At Inspiration Park

Thanks to Photographer Mark Haskett for wedding pix
Contact Mark at 828.586.3412

     Life imitated art at the Singing In The Smokies Independence Day Festival as Inspirations’ families, friends, and many lucky fans experienced part of the Inspirations’ song ‘A Wedding Invitation’ during the afternoon nuptials of Inspirations bass player, Myron Cook and Jennifer Spencer. Myron and Jennifer had chosen July 3, 2004, so that most of the current and former Inspirations –gathered for the evening’s Reunion program- could participate in the ceremonies.

     Archie Watkins' sister, Joann, had transformed the familiar rustic stage at Inspiration Park into a white chapel complete with stained glass windows. Baskets of colorful summer flowers competed with the surrounding majesty of the Smokies to complete the natural decorations. The wedding group had held a full rehearsal the previous day, and everything appeared to be on track for a beautiful and memorable outdoor wedding.

And memorable, it was!

     Pianist John Locust, of the Carolina Crossmen, began the pre-wedding music; Jennifer’s mother, Karen Spencer, Myron’s mother, Ora Blanche Cook and Grand-mother Nancy Shuler, were seated by former Inspirations/Groomsmen Chris Smith, Ron Hutchins and Myron’s younger brother Michael Cook. Myron and his best man, dad Martin Cook, along with officiating minister, Rev. Matt Dibler, stepped through the white drapes; and then the Lord decided to announce His presence with a gentle sprinkle. Then He decided to increase His presence. The winds picked up, the heavens opened wider, and guests scrambled for the cover of the shelter as the sprinkles became a downpour.

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     Myron and Jennifer exchanged traditional vows; Rev. Matt pronounced them husband and wife, and as the groom kissed his new bride, a loud whistle was heard from behind the white curtains. Although no one has admitted to the disruption, rumor has it that the ole ‘bear-hunter’, Jack Laws may have been the culprit. Jack’s only comment was that “it’s a mountain ‘thang’ “. On a more spiritual note, during the ceremony, Melton Campbell sang ‘Household of Faith; the bride’s mother, Karen, sang ‘Parent’s Prayer’,

and all the Inspirations sang ‘A Wedding Invitation’.

     After the wedding, guests and fans were treated to a delicious reception beautifully decorated in Jennifer’s favorite colors of lilac, yellow and white. Myron was given the rest of the week off from his duties with the Inspirations, and shortly after the ceremony the newlyweds left for their honeymoon trip to cabins in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and later, West Virginia.

Contact Myron & Jennifer Cook, P O Box 2355, Bryson City, NC 28713

Special thanks to Master photographer Mark Haskett for the terrific photos at the top.
Mark is the official photographer for Western Carolina University which is Martin's and Ron's alma mater! Go Cats! (Sorry, just couldn't resist the plug) Photos used in the story made by Teddy Green.

Myron was just a few months old
when the Inspirations began in 1964, 
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Myron's B'day - 07/11/63

    Myron plays the upright bass and he really loves the Lord and Southern Gospel Music. When Myron isn't traveling he likes to stay home, and he also helps with the Inspirations Newsletter mail outs; so if yours doesn't come right on time, he's the one responsible! LOL

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Myron hard at work just doing what comes naturally.

    Myron was just a few weeks old when the Inspirations formed, and he has been a member of the group since 1981. Despite traveling full time with The Inspirations, he managed to attend classes, and we believe he is a good role model for young people everywhere who need encouragement to further their education! Shown below are some pics which show Myron David Cook donned cap and gown to receive his diploma from Southwestern Community College, Sylva, NC.

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    As Christians, we anticipate a Christmas filled with joy as we remember the birth of a Savior. Sadly this year, the Spencer family is remembering a different reality, the homegoing of a dear loved one, a gentle teenager named Emily.

    Emily Spencer, 16 year old niece of Jennifer (Mrs. Myron/nee Spencer) Cook, passed away from an apparent heart attack resulting from a virus which had attacked her heart. Jennifer and Emily were very close (Above: Left, Jennifer, - Right, Emily.) Please remember Emily's friends and family in your prayers at this difficult time.

   Please read a local account from The News and Sentinel in a moving story dated December 23, 2010, titled Belpre honors teen-s life by Jolene Craig and Michael Erb.  jcraig@newsandsentinel.com & merb@newsandsentinel.com

    The News and Sentinel page also contains a photo of some of the more than 200 people who braved the cold to attend a special celebration of Emily's life. The story ends with a wonderful quote from Emily's cousin, Morgan Knapp.

    To read the obituary and arrangements, click here. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2010, at Belpre High School with Pastor Brian Harrell officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the high school.


Jennifer Cook's Grandfather, Glen Wyatt Goes Home

  Glen Charles Wyatt, 86, of Vienna passed away July 21, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Wyatt was the grand-father of Myron Cook's wife, Jennifer. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wyatt was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Freda Thompson Wyatt in 2001; five brothers; and two sisters.  Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg with Pastor Tim Burch officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memory Gardens.

    Mr. Wyatt was born in Reedy, West Virginia; a son of the late Barnett and Laura Radar Wyatt. He was retired from Corning Glass after 31 years of service: served in the U.S. Army during World War II; was a member of Soul Mates of Grand Central Mall. having walked over 3,000 miles; and was a member of 14th Avenue Gospel Mission, where he was song leader for over 40 years.

Freda & Glen Wyatt

     Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Judy) Wyatt of Belpre and Norman (Sherry) Wyatt of Kanawha; two daughters, Judy (Larry) Hutchinson of Little Hocking and Karen (Lowell) Spencer of Parkersburg; a brother, Earl (Dorothy) Wyatt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.


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