Clyde Long Brooks Sr., 88, died Saturday, April 27, 2013. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro.
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Clyde was born on August 8, 1924 in Roxboro, the son of the late Nathaniel and Margaret Long Brooks. He grew up in Roxboro, graduating from Roxboro High School. His higher education was at Presbyterian Junior College in Maxton and the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Europe as a medic.
In 1956 Clyde married Jennie Ruth Barbour of Dunn. They reared three fine sons. After living in Dunn for 32 years (with Clyde administrator at the local hospital) they moved to Greenville to be near their sons and families. Clyde will be remembered as one of the last true southern gentlemen, kind, considerate and loving to all who knew him. Clyde and Jennie's home was a gathering place for their families and friends. The families were very close-knit. Nieces and nephews have many wonderful memories of being at "Aunt Jennie and Uncle Clyde's." Clyde was a very active member of Jarvis United Methodist Church in Greenville having been a choir member and served on several committees.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Roonie Woods, Page Brooks, Margaret Winstead, Mary Lockhart, and Susan Mims.
He is survived by the love of his life, Jennie, of 57 years; sons, Dr. Clyde Brooks Jr. and wife, Michelle, David Brooks, and Jonathan Brooks and wife, Anne; granddaughters, Kathryn and Emmie Brooks; grandsons, Stuart and Gray Brooks; and a brother, Nat Brooks.
The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the Hall of History at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 S. Washington St., Greenville, NC 27834, Divine Street United Methodist Church, 400 West Divine Street, Dunn, NC 28334 or to the Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
2100 East Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Published in The Daily Reflector on Apr. 30, 2013