Brooks, Victor L.
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July 18, 1927 - Feb. 10, 2014
Victor "BUD" Brooks passed away on February 10, 2014 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Sonnie Brooks and the father of Susan Brooks and David Brooks. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Viola and Victor Brooks and is survived by two sisters, Phyllis and Ellen of Michigan. He was also a loving grandfather to Mark and Brent Brooks of Austin, Texas. Bud will be missed by his friends.
Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan, earning BSWE and MBA degrees. He was a member of the engineering fraternity plus the Vulcan Engineering Honors. Bud was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and a proud United States Marine.
Bud had his own successful engineering firm. He had many talents and a zest for life and a determination to try everything.
Sonnie and Bud lived in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for 44 years before coming to Florida permanently. He and Sonnie were members of the Orchard Lake Country Club in Michigan, playing golf, tennis, paddle, sailing and later joined the Oaks Country Club in Osprey, Florida.
Bud had one big wish at 45 years old to learn to fly and he became an instrument rated pilot flying his own plane.
His generous and loving spirit remains eternal. Family will celebrate Victor's life with a private service.
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2014