Lewis Henderson Rooks, 87, of Rocky Point passed from his earthly life on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.
He was born April 5, 1930 in Pender County, one of seven children born to Major Allison Rooks and Sabrey Sikes Rooks. He was preceded in death by two sisters; three brothers, and son-in-law, Mike Lunsford.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Blanchard Rooks; daughters, Cammy Bloodworth (Kelly), Pam Rooks-Rothweiler (Kenny), Mary Ann Wells (Randy), Susan Lunsford and Penny Brown (Jason); step-daughter, Rhonda Miller; step-son, Kevin Miller; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sisters, Irma Keith and Kathleen Lowery; and many nieces and nephews.
During the Korean Conflict, Lewis served his country honorably in the US Army. He was a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church.
Lewis, a true Southern gentleman, was a man of faith who loved his Lord and his family. He was quite a talented writer of prose and stories of life interwoven with history. His love and knowledge of nature was well known throughout his many years of farming. He raised hogs, tobacco, farmed row crops and harvested corn and beans on his farm as well as for other farmers. The Lord has blessed Lewis with a long life and many bountiful harvests. Lewis was a friend to many and his passing will leave an empty place in our hearts.
The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church with service at 2:00 pm. Pastor Rob Strickland and Pastor Kenny Chinn will conduct the service. Burial in Riley’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.quinnmcgowen.com
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center
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