David Eugene Rooks
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: May 6, 1940
  • Date of passing: Apr 1, 2015
Let the memory of David be with us forever

David Eugene Rooks, 74, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center.

A native of Columbus County, the son of the late John and Thelma Jackson Rooks. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Butner and retired with thirty- seven years as a Master Sergeant with the North Carolina National Guard.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 4, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Butner by Pastor Charlie Bryan and Rev. Lenny Rogers. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-one years , Dolly Pierce Rooks of the home, a daughter, Pamela Rooks DeZurik of Wake Forest , a son, Timothy Eugene Rooks of Hickory , two sisters, Frances R. Bengel of Nashville, Louise R. Gay of Rocky Mount, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Rooks and Bobby Rooks.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Butner, P.O. Box 44, Butner, NC 27509.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 4th 2015 from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church in Butner and at other times at the home.

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Frances Proctor on 6th May 2016

"Happy Birthday in Heaven David!  I know you are having your Birthday party with Jesus and the Angels.  You are missed by your family and friends and we will see you again one day when Jesus comes or calls us home.  Your friends, Stephen and Frances Proctor"

This tribute was added by Barbara Jones-Rayborn on 4th April 2016

"Well it's hard to believe it's been a year without you. I just realized-leave it to you to leave us on April Fool's Day! We MISS you!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Jones-Rayborn on 6th May 2015

"Happy Birthday David from the Jones family. We all miss you very much. We know you are in a much better place. GOD BLESS!! We love you."

This tribute was added by Louise Corbett on 15th April 2015

"I am so sorry for your loss, know that we will keep your family in our prayers"

This tribute was added by Linda Moore on 6th April 2015

"Dolly and Family, I am so sorry to hear of David's passing.  Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.  May God comfort you as only He can do."

This tribute was added by Barbara Jones-Rayborn on 6th April 2015

"May God Bless you all during this difficult time. Our families go back a long time and David will leave a void in our hearts. We love you all and lift you up in prayer that the Lord's favor shine upon you."

This tribute was added by Faye Adcock on 6th April 2015

"We are so sad.  David was a Great man.  You and you family are in our hearts and prayers.  We are here for you.  

With Love,
Ray and Faye"

This tribute was added by Frances Proctor on 5th April 2015

"Stephen and I attended David's service Saturday and it was a sweet moving service to David's legacy.  Dolly and family, I know you will miss him.  God will give you comfort in this time of grief.  May you know that David is now with his Heavenly Father with no more pain and suffering."

This tribute was added by Tammy Agdeppa on 4th April 2015

"Dolly, Pam, Tim, and family, Amor, Alex and I are so sorry for your loss. While I know that David is standing at the Pearly Gates greeting all homecomers, we will miss him greatly at church. He's been such a blessing to our family. You all are in our hearts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Mark Foster on 3rd April 2015

"I enjoyed my years working with David.  He would always bring a smile to the office when he visited Raleigh.  I am glad I had the privledge to know your Dad Tim.  My Deepest Sympathy and prayers to you and your Family..  God Bless"

This tribute was added by Dixie Wilson on 3rd April 2015

"So sorry for your loss.  Praying for peace and comfort only God can give."

This tribute was added by johnnie Riggan on 2nd April 2015

"David worked as Clerk for the National Guard OMS in Butner under my supervision for approximately 18 years.  David was exemplary in performing his duties, kept excellent records and always willing to do whatever it took to get the job done.  This made my job much easier.  In addition he and Dolly have been good friends of my family through the years.  I will miss him so very much.  My prayers and deepest sympathy to all his family"

This tribute was added by Cathy Hollifield on 2nd April 2015

"Deepest Sympathy to Dolly and family! I know you will deeply miss David, he will be missed by family and friends and I am sure by his church friends.  I know his sisters Love and will miss him."

This tribute was added by Vickie Dudick on 2nd April 2015

"I had the pleasure of working with MSG Rooks for many years at the National Guard.  No matter the issue, the conversation ended in laughter.  He is laughing at us now.  -Sending prayers for peace to his family."

This tribute was added by Charles Potter on 2nd April 2015

"David was a good friend and always had a smile. We always enjoyed visiting the OMS shop and seeing a friendly face when we went to work in Butner. David will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family."

This tribute was added by Zebulon Sanders on 1st April 2015

"David was a True Friend and Co-Worker for over 18 years at OMS #13 in Butner.  My Heart and Deepest Sympathy go out to Dolly, Tim, Pam and all of the Rooks Family!  He will be missed by family and friends."


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