Alan Barnett Rooks
1964 - 2016
Strickland Funeral Home
1901 South Highway 19
Crystal River, FL
Alan Barnett Rooks, 52, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Sevierville, Tn. Born in Ocala, Florida on February 12, 1964. He was the son of Ralph Rooks and Betty Rooks Brown.
Alan was a lifelong resident of Citrus County, dividing his time between Crystal River and the mountains of Sevierville, TN over the last two years. An avid hunter and fisherman, Alan loved nature and was happiest outdoors. He was a talented writer and wrote deep and meaningful poetry. Alan had a keen sense of humor and loved a good laugh, even at his own expense. His smile lit the room. He was soft hearted, sentimental and loving, unashamed of shedding a tear. Alan faced many personal challenges over the years, but those challenges do not overshadow the beauty of his spirit and the memories his family and friends have of him. Alan was loved and is now at peace.
Alan was pre-deceased by his father, Ralph Rooks, brothers Mike "Bimbo" Rooks and Tim Rooks. He is survived by his son, Todd Barnett Rooks and step-daughter Tara King. Also surviving are his mother, Betty Rooks Brown, his sisters Terry Rooks and Deena Rooks Collins and his brother Todd Rooks. In addition, he is survived by Ryan Veal. Alan is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Interment will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dunnellon, Fla. The date of his service will be announced in the future. Condolences may be sent to Deena Rooks Collins in care of Strickland Funeral Home in Crystal River.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 16, 2016.
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I am missing my brother, Alan. So many great memories of him. I hope you have found peace and comfort, Puffer.
Terry Rooks
September 13, 2016
Deena Collins
August 23, 2016
Deena Collins
August 23, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family. May God embrace you with his comfort, strength and peace. Psalm 29:11

~Debra. HR
August 22, 2016
Oh what good times we had.. Heart of Gold, Man of Steel.. May you rest in peace my crazy friend. Love you to the moon...
Rhonda Distel
August 19, 2016
I am so sorry to hear this, my condolences go out to the family. RIP Alan.
Linda Morse
August 17, 2016
My sincere condolences to his family and those who loved him.
De Anna Eggleston Just
August 17, 2016
Much Love to Betty, Terry, Deena,Todd, and your extended family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending strength and virtual hugs
Karenmarie Immenhausen Shannon
August 16, 2016
Todd Rooks
August 16, 2016
I cherish all the good times and laughs we had "back in the day". It's been years since I seen you last; just want to say thanks for being my friend.

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Starla Hayes
August 16, 2016
To my husband and best friend, I will love you for the rest of my life. Thank you for our son Todd Rooks, and his beautiful little daughter Estelle Rooks and for all the wonderful memories we have shared over the years. You will be forever in our hearts and we will love you always.
Mandy Rooks
Amanda Rooks
August 16, 2016
Rest in peace my little brother. I have so many wonderful memories of times together. One I hold dear is carrying heavy crosses together during a Christmas Parade a couple of years ago. Sometimes you helped me carry mine when it was too heavy, sometimes I helped you carry yours. And so it was in life. I thank God for the complete knowing that you are with Him, free, happy and peaceful. I love you Alan Rooks, you are missed but never forgotten.
Your "Sis" Deena
Deena Rooks Collins
August 16, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Lyman Strickland & the Staff of Strickland Funeral Home
August 16, 2016
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