Greenville, North Carolina / July 6, 2018
Mr. Rooney Charles Haddock, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 6, 2018.
A visitation will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home. A memorial service is being planned in Casper, Wyoming at a later date.
A native of Pitt County, Rooney grew up in the Clayroot Community and was raised by his maternal grandparents, the late Charlie and Effie Jones. He was a graduate of D.H. Conley High School. He farmed in the Clayroot community prior to becoming a graduate of Pitt Community College with a Nursing degree. He practiced for more than 20 years including for Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Health Service), Physician’s East, and Wyoming Medical Center. Following his nursing work, he became engaged in long distance truck driving in Casper, Wyoming being affiliated with Black Diamond Logistics.
Rooney will be fondly remembered as an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed game hunting and salt water fishing as well as admiring the beauty of this country learned from his extended travels. Additionally, he learned and worked all aspects of ranching in his affiliation with Pathfinder Ranch in Casper, Wyoming. He loved this life and his dream of becoming a true cowboy. A people person by nature, Rooney never met a stranger. He loved people and befriended many, especially in his travels. A loving son and father, Rooney will be greatly missed by the many who knew and loved him.
In addition to his grandparents, Rooney was preceded in death by special uncle, Grover Morris.
He is survived by: son, Kevin B. Haddock and fiancé, Abigail Bruggeman, of Greenville; daughter, Lauren Haddock Golden of Winterville; brother, Melvin Haddock of Florida; special cousins, Rudy Schulte and husband, Bill, of Winterville; and Quinn Morris and wife, Carolyn, of Greenville; special aunt, Sybil Jones Morris, of Ayden; and mother of his children, Susan Clark Ricks, of Winterville.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville. On line condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.