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Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

James H. Rooker

April 23, 1935March 19, 2020

James H. Rooker was born April 23, 1935 in Purcell, OK. He married Sandra Rooker in 2005. He started as a clerk for 7-Eleven and retired as vice president after 40 years. James was loved by many children, grandchildren, brother/sisters, family and friends and will be dearly missed.

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Priscilla Tubbs

March 28, 2020

As a young adult Jim and Billie were my dearest friends and mentors. They were my family by heart. Always kind to me and patient. One of my favorite memories was taking me to have Easter brunch with his parents and then to his grandmothers home. She was a feisty little redhead :-) We all pitched in cooking and tending to her garden. There were loads of Iris blooming. In many ways I felt like their adopted daughter as much as a friend. Over the years we grew apart but I always look back on both of them with love and appreciate all they did for me . Rest well sweet Jim. I still love you and Billie, and always will. Until we meet again!
Priscilla

John Murphy

March 22, 2020

Jim was a dear friend, with the patience of a saint. He worked with me on what was supposed to be my golf game, and kept after me until I got a little better. He was warm and thoughtful on the golf course or at a concert - he truly enjoyed music. He will still be with us all.

Len Crawford

March 21, 2020

Although I could never bring myself to call him Jim I alway counted him as a good friend.

For several years I enjoyed calling on Mr Rooker. I called on him during my stent at Coke & Pepsi.

Some of my favorite memories were the times Gina and I would take he and his beloved Billie to the OU vs Texas games . Somehow we always had awesome seats! After the game each year we enjoyed a Corndog while walking out of the Texas State Fair, it was tradition. We did this at lest 7 or 8 years in a row. Two of those years we went to the Pepsi Suite to watch the Cowboys play the next day.

Post game tradition was to go to, Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House. He liked it better than Del Friscos and he ruled the roost. I think it was because Mr ChamberlIn himself treated us like royalty. Once we got seated we smoked nasty cigars, enjoy a bottle of wine with lobster tails. Soon to follow were the filets and dessert and then we would roll ourselves out.

Thanks for the memories Mr Rooker. You were always a class act and treated us so well.

Andrew Jones, Jr

March 20, 2020

Jim always amaze me when we play golf. He did not hit a long ball but it was straight every time. He would either be par or one over, I will probably be 3 to 4 over par yes I did a lot of hunting in the woods. Jim was a joy to be around either playing golf or just sitting around the house. Jim I will miss you. My Condolence and prayers to the family. Grace!!!

Karen Peterson

March 20, 2020

I remember Jim as a kind, caring person. He gave 100% to getting the best for 7-Eleven. As a vendor who called on him he always made me feel welcome, took interest in what I was selling, shared stories, and had a great sense of humor.
One day he had just purchased a brand new car. When I opened my car door I accidentally put a mark on his car door. I felt so bad. I can still remember that moment. Jim said “Let’s go take a look.” He never got upset. He just told me that it was ok and not to worry about it. He said it mean’t more to him that I told him I was the one who did it. He left an imprint in my heart and a lesson for life.
My deepest sympathy to Sandy and his family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY