CHERRYVILLE - Roy Eugene "Gene" Brooks, 71, of W. Church St., died Dec. 30, 2013, at Hospice of Wendover.
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He was born on February 11, 1942 in Gaston County, a son of the late Nelson and Essie Jarrell Brooks. Gene was a member of
St. John's Lutheran Church and a veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Papot Brooks; daughter, Lauri Hastings (Doug) of Cherryville; grandson, Dylan Hastings; brothers, Alfred Brooks (Betty) of Cherryville and Nicky Joe Brooks (Billie Mae) of Homestead, FL; brother-in-law, E.W. Dellinger of Cherryville; sister-in-law Claudine Brooks of Cherryville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Eric Childers officiating.
Burial will be in City Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter's Funeral Home prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 310 W Church St, Cherryville, NC 28021.
Carpenter's Funeral Home
1100 E Main St
Cherryville, NC 28021
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 31, 2013