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
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
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
The Myron Cook Family
c/o The Inspirations, PO Box 2355, Bryson City, NC 28713.
Just a short time ago we
Hannah Grace Cook
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
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
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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
evenings 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
Pianist John Locust, of the Carolina Crossmen, began the pre-wedding music;
Jennifers mother, Karen Spencer, Myrons mother, Ora Blanche Cook and
Grand-mother Nancy Shuler, were seated by former Inspirations/Groomsmen Chris Smith, Ron
Hutchins and Myrons 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.
Thankfully, the showers of blessing ended as fast as they had begun, and the wedding
quickly resumed. Another former Inspiration, Marlin Shubert, joined Michael, Chris and Ron
as they escorted the bridesmaids to the stage. Bridesmaids were Kayla Stephens, Lori
Spencer, Kelly Spencer and Myrons sister, Marcia Cook; and the Maid of Honor was
Heather May. Flower girls Janna Spencer, Emily Spencer and Reagan Beck (Archies grand-daughter)
then charmed the crowd as they dropped lilac flower petals on the aisle runner. Ring
bearers, D J and Luke Spencer did what little boys do at weddings. Their naturally bright
red hair and then their hasty trip up the aisle brought smiles to everyone; and finally
the familiar strains of The Wedding March began. Jennifers
father, Lowell Spencer, escorted the bride, carrying a bouquet of white Calla lilies and
dressed in a white seed-pearl beaded empire-bodice wedding gown, to the stage.
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. Jacks only comment was
that its a mountain thang . On a more spiritual note,
during the ceremony, Melton Campbell sang Household of Faith; the
brides mother, Karen, sang Parents Prayer,
and all the
Inspirations sang A Wedding Invitation.
After the wedding, guests and fans were treated to a delicious reception beautifully
decorated in Jennifers 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
P O Box 2355,
Bryson City, NC 28713
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,
Myron's B'day -
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
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
Myron David Cook donned cap
and gown to receive his diploma from Southwestern Community College, Sylva, NC.
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
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
and Sentinel in a
moving story dated December 23, 2010, titled
Belpre honors teen-s life by Jolene Craig
and Michael Erb.
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
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.
& 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.
Luke Vaught | Myron Cook