Don Brooks Sr.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Don J. Brooks Sr., 76, of Jackson died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at his home.

He was born June 7, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, son of Leo and Mary Whitaker Brooks. He and Mary C. Allison were married Dec. 30, 1950. She died Sept. 28, 1979. He married Patty Hawkins June 6, 1981.

Brooks served several years in the Missouri National Guard and U.S. Naval Reserves. He then worked 31 years at Southwestern Bell Telephone, retiring in 1980.

Brooks was a member of Old St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau, and had attended New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. He was a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 1111 in Cape Girardeau. He was a former member of Cape Girardeau Eagles and Jackson Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Don Brooks Jr. of Cape Girardeau, Daryn and Dimitrius Brooks of Jackson; two daughters, Francine Coomer of Scott City, Edna McDowell of Jackson; three stepsons, Terry Penny of Jackson, David Penny of Cape Girardeau, Allyn Penny of Farmington; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Sides of Jackson; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be Sunday from 1 p.m. to service time at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Rice officiating. The Rev. Jimmie Corbin will officiate at a graveside service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Full military honors will be performed by Delta Team of Cape Girardeau.