Herman Rooker, 75, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on January 30, 2019 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Warrenton, NC, on December 22, 1943, son of the late Eddie and Essie Rooker. Herman attended John Graham High School where he was a member of the football, baseball and basketball teams. After graduating he went on ot attend North Carolina State University and served nine years in the Army National Guard. Herman started his professional career as a teacher and coach at Plymouth High School and most recently was a kitchen cabinet designer in Raleigh, NC. He was married to Kay Stanfield Rooker for 26 years and they have two children, Hunter Lee Rooker and Cara Stanfield Harrison-Thompson. As a family they enjoyed attending NC State football games and vacationing together. Herman was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gertrude; brother, Therman; and first born son Stokes Rooker. He is survived by his wife, Kay and their children; son, Hunter (Jacklyn) Rooker of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Cara (Matt) Thompson of Raleigh, NC; and newborn granddaughter, Charlotte Choe Rooker born Jan.31, 2019. A visitation and memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. The visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the service beginning at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive guests at the home of Cara and Matt Thompson following the memorial service at their home, 7729 Stonehenge Farm Lane, Raleigh, NC 27613. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Herman’s name to the NC State Wolfpack Club at 5400 Trinity Road, Suite 407, Raleigh, NC. or Transitions LifeCare of Wake County, transitionslifecare.org/donate/. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Herman Rooker please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Herman Rooker December 22 1943 January 30 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Raleigh, state: North Carolina