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Troye Lane Cook "Cha-Chi"

March 16, 1965 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 57)

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Troye Lane Cook, age 57, of Panama City Beach Florida, passed away July 23rd, 2022.

Troye was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Terry and DeEtte Cook on March 16th, 1965.

Troye played and performed in multiple bands at a very young age all throughout the New Orleans area in the late seventies and '80s. His specialty was an Elvis Tribute Artist. Troye was very musically talented. He played bass, guitar drums, and keyboards. He went to Memphis and cut a record titled Can't Stop Dreaming, written by Mark James, who wrote Suspicious Minds. That week he performed at a hotel bar and Elvis's friend, George Klein, came to see him. Later that year, Troye made it in several Tiger Beat and Teen Beat magazines. At the age of 19, he was recruited to the nationally recognized show band, Clutch. He performed and toured all over the United States. Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Las vegas, Orlando and Disney, however, their home base was Breakers restaurant, owned by Jack Bishop on Panama City Beach, Florida. They performed there in the '80s and '90s and 2000. Troy's greatest passion was performing for children with disabilities. His Supernova personable and energetic entertainment skills help Clutch maintain it's high level of professionalism.

He is survived by one son, Cole Cook; one daughter, Tori Cook; the mother of his children, Debra Warren Jackett; girlfriend, Patti Meynier; mother, DeEtte Brouilette; stepfather, Benny Brouillette; stepmother, Linda Brown; and second mother, beloved Diane Faust; two brothers: Todd Cook, (Dawn) and Timmy Cook (Christy); nieces and nephews: Alex Cook, Rachel Cook, Bethanie Cuervas, Melanie Mcdonald, Todd Cook, Parker Cook, Gavin Burch, and Rilee Cook; and step-brothers: Bobby and Darren Brouillette.

He is preceded by death by his father, Terry Cook, and maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service will be held 3:00pm Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive guests from 2:00 pm till 3:00pm at the funeral home

His final bow is merely a segue to his step on a Heavenly stage.

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