Thirkield Rooks, Jr., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Thirkield, Jr. was born March 15, 1947 in Appling County to the parentage of the late Thirkield Rooks, Sr. and the late Christine B. Rooks. He was educated in the Appling County School System. Rooks retired from Baxley Steel, Inc., after devoting many years of service to the company. He joined Harper Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age. He served faithfully on different committees and various capacities at the church including the Worship Committee, Pastor Parish Relations, Lay Leader, choir member, Trustee and the United Methodist Men. Rooks was devoted to his family and loved by all his family.
In addition to his parents, Rooks was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Rooks Gilcrease and a niece, Joyce E. Gilcrease.