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Avery Lee Rooks
September 17, 1932 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Avery Lee Rooks, 91, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023, at his residence. He was born in Adair County on September 17, 1932, to the late Welby Lee and Myrtie Rooks. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice Burton Rooks in 2019.
Mr. Rooks was a member of the Caldwell Ridge Separate Baptist Church and attended many churches, going wherever God led him on Sunday morning. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family and friends. Avery was always up for a conversation, and he was never at a loss for words.
Survivors include two siblings Eugene Rooks (Polly) of Edinburgh, IN and Ida Pearl Bryant of Franklin, IN; two half-brothers Holland Rooks and Alvin Rooks both of Louisville, KY; three half-sisters Bonnie Shelton and Judy Wilkerson both of Louisville, KY and Dottie Levin of Missouri and several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by five siblings Rollin Rooks, Charles Rooks, Cecil Burton, Ruth Burton, and Tyler Rooks and a half-brother Welby Rooks.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Fu.neral Home with burial in the Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 4:00-8:00pm and will continue Sunday until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
Bro. Raymond Atwood will be officiating, and pallbearers will be Jackie Cravens, John Rooks, Allen Rooks, Jeff Pyles, Sam Janes, Caden Pyles, and Shane Coffey.