Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016, at San Jacinto Assembly of God with Billy Snider, pastor, Edwin Brooks and Eric Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites are provided by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Brooks was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Rotan to Walter and Marie Brooks. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Edward married Mary Sanders on May 8, 1954, in Jayton.
Edward was a welder most of his life and later worked security at Lake Tanglewood for many years. He was a member of San Jacinto Assembly of God and Boilermakers Lodge 531. He was “Papaw” to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both parents; a brother, Jake Brooks; and 2 grandchildren, Nikki and Stephanie.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Brooks of Amarillo; five sons, Edwin Brooks and wife Sandie of Nocona, Claude Brooks and wife Kathie of Timbercreek Canyon, Bobby Brooks of Ft. Worth, Robby Brooks and wife Sheridan of Groom and Eric Brooks and wife Nikki of Freeport; two daughters, Belinda Vinson and husband Joe of Brownfield and Ginny Keaton of Longmont, CO; a brother, Glen Brooks of Waxahachie; 32 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to San Jacinto Assembly of God Missions, 400 N. Georgia St., Amarillo, TX 79106.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the funeral home.