Elaxander Rook, 90, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
He was born in Greensville County, Virginia to the late Charlie and Livie Rook.
He grew up farming side-by-side with daddy knowing hard work led to a good life.
He retired after 39 years with Westpoint Stevens and was a faithful member of Forest Hill Baptist Church, Skippers, VA.
Elax met and married the love of his life, Jane Miles Rook and were married 43 years at the time of her death.
He is survived by his daughter, Hazel Horvath and husband Chris of Roanoke Rapids; daughter, Shelia Watson and husband Shane of King, NC. His sister and caregiver, Shirley Horne of the home; grandchildren Nick Horvath, Goldsboro, NC; Zach Horvath and girlfriend Leanne Davis, Roanoke Rapids, NC; Rebecca Goad and husband, Matt, Zebulon, NC; Joshua McDuffie and girlfriend Kaitlyn Lynch of Roanoke Rapids NC; great grandchildren Alexander Goad, Zebulon, NC; Avary Horvath and Mason Davis, Roanoke Rapids, NC; brother Charlie “Short” Rook, Skippers, VA; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Preceding his death were his wife, his parents, brothers Pender Rook and Ashby Rook, sisters Mable Reeves and Vatania Larrimore.
Family will receive family and friends Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Wrenn Clarke and Hagan Funeral Home and Cremation Service from 4 to 6 PM.
A graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Baptist Church, 2103 Pine Log Rd. Skippers, VA. 23879, Monday January 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Rick Ragan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations made to Forest Hill Baptist Church.