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Carl Henry Rourk, Jr.

Carl Henry Rourk, Jr.
  • October 6, 1942 - March 28, 2020
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to
  • Charleston Baptist Church, Bread of Life
    13 San Miguel Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Dear Betty, i'm so sorry to hear of Carls death. There's no way to turn back time but I wish we had been able to all get together during the last...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Audrey Moody - Charleston, SC

“Betty Jean, just heard about Carl's passing. I'm so so sorry. We were all part of the Carlton St. kids and had a wonderful childhood. Everybody was...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Jay Hughes - Dorchester, SC

“My deepest condolences, Betty to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Colleen Turick - Charleston, SC

“Betty, your family has always been special to me. I'm right down the street, so don't forget that. You all are in my prayers. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Suzanne Flowers - SC - Neighbor

“My condolences, Betty. Praying for you and your family in this time of heartache. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Lola Pigott - Charleston, SC

“Dear Betty, Please accept my sincere condolences for Carl's passing. You may not remember me but I was Robin Weitzel when we were at Chicora...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Weitzel Weitzel - SC

“To the Rourk Family,My deepest condolences in the passing of Carl. Carl and I grew up in the same neighborhood during the fifties and not only...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Frank Atkinson - North Charleston, SC


8 of 23 | Posted by: Frank Atkinson - North Charleston, SC

“Carl was my first supervisor when I came "outside" to work, October 31, 1977. He was fair, honest, and a pleasure to work for! Im' sure you would...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Shirley Ward - Goose Creek, SC

“Mrs. Rourk, Debra and Carl: I am sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your families. I am praying that you will know God's peace during...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Rick Owens - North Charleston, SC

“He was a good man and will be greatly missed. He was also a giving man. I know he is in Heaven looking down now on us ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Leon Smith - Ridgeland - Friend

“Betty, Jerry and I are so sorry to hear of Carl's death. We will miss seeing him up at the lake. We are Praying for you and your family. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Love to all the family. I remember so the time we were neighbors. So sorry to hear about his death. Naomi Palmer ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Palmer - Summerville, SC - Friend

“Carl was both a Chicora HS grad and a BellSouth (Southern Bell when we were hired) retiree as am I. He was my first line supervisor for a number of...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Rick Dandridge - Summerville, SC

“Carl worked for me some years ago as a PCI. I have a lot of respect for him.He and Ray Watford were my PCI's in Charleston.My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Wallace Gray - Wilmington, NC

“With great sorrow my condolence for the Rourk famiy ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Jannie Smith - Charleston, SC

“My deepest condolences for the Rourk family ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Jannie Smith - Charleston, SC

“Betty our prayers are with you. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: john & Sue Mistretta - charleston

“Dear Rourk family,I miss you all and it's been years since I've seen any of you but what a blessing you all have been to me. My heart goes out to...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Shawn Ott - Lexington, SC

“Mrs. Betty, Debra, and Carl,I'm so sorry for the whole in your life right now. You are all very special to me and I hope you know that I love you and...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Lori Wyndham McFadden - SC

“Betty, our hearts are broken for you...we have fond memories of you and Carl and will miss him. Though we haven't seen each other in years, the...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Arthur Tester - Hollywood, SC

“God Bless YOU And Your Family During This Time Of Sorrow. I Can Only Remember Carl AS Being Baba, We Grew UP AS Best Friends. I remember When Baba...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: charles easterling - goose creek, SC


23 of 23 | Posted by: jerry hill - Greensboro, GA


Carl Henry Rourk, Jr., 77, of North Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Betty Morris Rourk entered into eternal rest Saturday, March 28, 2020. A Private Graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Riverview Memorial Park, 3715 Azalea Drive, North Charleston. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Carl was born October 6, 1942 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Carl Henry Rourk, Sr. and Alma Tuten Rourk. He was a retired ATandT Cable Repair Supervisor.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Rourk of North Charleston, SC; son, Carl Henry Rourk, III (Katy) of Huntsville, AL; daughter, Debra Rourk Braun (David) of Charleston, SC; sister, Gloria Rourk Lowder of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren, Hannah Gaillard (Kyle), John Henry Braun, Franklin Braun, Emma Rourk and Carl Henry Rourk, IV.

Memorials may be made to Charleston Baptist Church, Bread of Life, 13 San Miguel Road, Charleston, SC, 29407.