Thursday, June 18, 2015

George Neal Brooks, Jr. 1923 - 2015

George Neal Brooks, Jr., fondly known as “Junior”, was born in Lula, Oklahoma on January 30, 1923 and passed away on June 12, 2015 at his home in Hanford.   Junior was one of nine children born to George and Janie Brooks where he grew up in Texas during the depression.  At age 17, he joined the Army and became a member of the horse cavalry.  Within two years he found himself fighting for our freedom in World War II serving four years in the Pacific theater. 

Junior has been a resident of Kings County for 70 years.  He and his family operated a hay company for 12 years, and he was the owner of G.N. Brooks Rock & Sand for 30 years where he enjoyed his work and provided his customers with quality service.  Junior believed in hard work, but he also loved his family and left a wonderful legacy of integrity, a strong work ethic, generosity, faithfulness, compassion and a great faith in God.  Junior was a great supporter of his church and participated in numerous missions trips throughout his lifetime.  Junior spent his retirement years always helping others and his family. He was always funny and kind. Even in the last month of his life when he was very sick he never lost his sense of humor and never stopped showing kindness and gratitude to all his care-givers. 

Junior leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife of 68 years, Myrene, a son, Boyd and his wife, Marilyn Brooks of St. Louis, Missouri and a daughter, Carol and her husband, Mike Evans of Hanford, and a daughter in law, Janet Brooks of Hanford.  He is survived by six grandchildren, Jeff and his wife, Michelle Brooks, Andrew and his wife, Jessica Brooks, Carin and her husband, Richard Ray, Eric and his wife, Sarah Brooks, Ryan and his wife, Fawn Brooks and Kyle and his wife, Ashley Evans.  He is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  He is survived by one sister, Florene Burns.  He was preceded in death by a son, George Brooks, III and a grandson, Rodney Brooks.   

Visitation will be Monday, June 22, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Phipps Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. The funeral service will be held at Glad Tidings Church in Hanford on Tuesday, June 23rd at 10:00 am, officiated by his pastor, Rick McCullough followed by the interment at Grangeville Cemetery.  .

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