Elwood Braxton Rouse

Elwood Braxton Rouse

October 13, 2020, 82

Liddell-Elwood Braxton Rouse was received into his heavenly home on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Brack was born in Duplin County to the late James Paul and Fannie Jones Rouse on November 18, 1937.

Brack’s personality and way with words were sure to leave everyone laughing. When speaking with him, you never had to guess where you stood. Although his answer to the phone and his response to the words “I love you” was often “yeah”, his family knew his love for them filled every ounce of his being.

Brack was a lifelong farmer who worked alongside his wife, Doris. In their early years, the two labored in the fields growing tobacco and grain crops. Around 1975, they ventured into the livestock business, building their first hog house. This operation grew into eight houses and blessed their family tremendously for over thirty years.

Farm life brought many joys for Brack. Tending to his pigs and cows was a daily chore in which he took great pride. As he went about his daily work, you were likely to see him driving slowly down the highway, speaking to every one that passed by. Wearing his plaid shirt, red hat, and dungarees, Brack was ready to go—as long as he had his Levi Garrett chewing tobacco within close reach, that is.

In addition to his chewing tobacco, Brack had many other loves. He made sure his refrigerator was full of Diet Pepsi, and he snacked on many a square nab. The top drawer in his office was full of the best chocolate, from Almond Joy and Snickers to a big container of Oreos. Tuning the television to The Andy Griffith Show, The Dukes of Hazzard, Survivor, or Big Brother provided an opportunity for relaxation and enjoyment. Offer him about any kind of cake and he’d be suited.

Time spent at the beach was precious to Brack and Doris. Nights fishing and setting nets or just enjoying the breeze and salt air brought serenity and peace. They gained many special friends and close relationships through their time at the water.

Brack was known to be his own boss, and with that title came several predictabilities. Every other week on Friday, Brack was going to get his haircut. Wednesday night was often fish night at the Sandpiper, and any night could be a good night for Bojangles. If you couldn’t find him at these places, he was surely in his office or the R-Mart in Albertson.

Brack had no greater love than that for his family. He was a proud husband and father, but perhaps his favorite title was “Pa”. Pa Brack was the ultimate family man and enjoyed spending every moment with his family that he could. Watching the kids play in the yard or ride on their four-wheelers brought him as much happiness as anything possibly could.

A time of visitation and fellowship will be held for family and friends on Friday, October 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Rouse Family Cemetery on Highway 903.

Left to cherish Brack’s memory is his loving wife, Doris; son, Jay Rouse and friend, Stacey; daughter-in-law, Shelly Rouse; grandchildren, Jaime Parks and husband, Steven, April Tutor and husband, Kevin, Taylor Lee and husband Adam, and Heather Price; great-grandchildren who were the apples of his eye, Kryslin, Bryson, Jaylin, Connor, Bailey, Braylin, Parker, Kolton, Denali, Shaun, Kyler, Averie, and Jacob; sister, Lynn Eubanks and husband, Jimmy; special friends, Rudy and Kathy Dillon; and many members of the Liddell community that he loved as family. Brack was greeted at the gates of heaven by his daughter, Lisa Rouse, who preceded him in death.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.