Let the memory of David be with us forever
  • 74 years old
  • Born on May 6, 1940 .
  • Passed away on April 1, 2015 .

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.


Posted by Frances Proctor on 6th May 2018
Happy Birthday in Heaven David! It seems like only yesterday you left us for your Heavenly home. We miss you and will see you again one day! Love from Frances and Stephen (Ste-bo) Proctor.
Posted by Frances Proctor on 6th May 2017
Happy Heavenly Birthday David from Frances and Stephen Proctor. We think about you often and miss you here on earth, but we know you are happy in Heaven with your Lord Jesus and family and friends there around you celebrating your birthday. We will see you again someday!
Posted 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
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted by Louise Corbett on 15th April 2015
I am so sorry for your loss, know that we will keep your family in our prayers
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Dixie Wilson on 3rd April 2015
So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort only God can give.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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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