Terence Edward Rooke

June 6, 1942 - December 4, 2021
Terence Edward Rooke

Terence Edward Rooke (Terry), 79, of Wilmington, NC passed away unexpectedly on December 4th. He enjoyed a long, happy, successful life and will be greatly missed. Terry previously lived in Atlanta, GA and Westlake Village, CA.

A member of Mensa, he graduated from the University of Florida and had an MBA from Pepperdine University. He went on to enjoy a rewarding career as a pioneer in consumer research with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and BBDO Atlanta. In his spare time, he loved being with family, collecting stamps and following his beloved Gators. He was a kind soul, a generous friend, a loving father, a coach, a volunteer, a lover of travel and a foodie. He was strong, confident, a Dad of Dads.

He is survived by his son, Ted, and daughter, Allison, and also leaves behind his brother Harold and granddaughter Max Rooke.

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  • December 09, 2021
    Barbara Rooke says:
    My loved long term friend and dear brother-in-law. I will miss him so much. I love all of you. Aunt Barb

  • December 09, 2021
    Tom and Linda Rooke says:
    A sad lost indeed. One more attribute for Terry was the Rooke tradition of loving words. This we all inherited from our grandfather. Terry and I would play Words with Friends daily for the past 5 years or so. He was a challenging player with a strong competitive spirit. We did have a chance to meet up with him in Phoenix two years ago and spend a pleasant evening with him. I will miss him. Your obituary, Ted, was from a loving son. Our condolences to you, Allison, Kate and Max from the Canadian Rookes.

  • December 10, 2021
    Andrew, Michelle, and Banks Stine says:
    I think you can tell how good a person is by their children. I didn’t know him well, but his children are exceptional.

  • December 11, 2021
    Beverly and Jazmin Hall says:
    We are so sadden to hear of passing of Mr Rooke. He was always so kind to us when we came to help him with his home. We will cherish all the life advise he gave us. Rest in the arms of our Lord!

  • December 11, 2021
    April Rooke says:
    I was so happy that Uncle Terry and Uncle Harold had come to visit their brother Robert in Florida just before Dad passed on Nov 26th. I know how much it meant to Dad and it was beautiful to see all three brothers sharing stories from the past and the present.. I enjoyed talking to Uncle Terry about his childhood, his collections, and his family. It was obvious he was proud of you all. You are all in our hearts and prayers, April and family.