Steve Brooks

Steve Shooter Brooks LUBBOCK- Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Steve Shooter Brooks, 64, of Lubbock from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening, October 30, 2012, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in Lake Ridge Chapel with burial following in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Shooter went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Shooter was born on November 29, 1947 to Quintin and Doris (Payne) Brooks in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School. He served in the US Marine Corps. in Vietnam and honorably discharged as a Sargent. Following his discharge he graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master's degree in Theology. He worked at the Texas Workforce Commission, helping Veterans find a job, and any other thing they needed. Shooter continued to serve our Country and his fellow vets by holding most if not every position of leadership at the George S. Berry, American Legion Post 575, Department of Texas. In addition to being past Post Commander, he was also a past 19th Division Commander, and a past 4th Division Commander. Shooter was the vision behind the organization of the American Legion Riders of Post 575. While serving as President, he was instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. He married Angela Peck-Bruce on April 16, 2011 in Lubbock. He was an avid motorcycle rider and a strong advocate for rider's rights and awareness. He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris; his first wife, Tallulah; and a sister, Shelley Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Angela; his father, Quintin Brooks of Arlington; four daughters, Lynn Kathleen Brooks of Carrollton, Karrie Dawn Brooks of Lubbock, Catherine Catt Suzanne Treat of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Nicolette Jean Hyatt of Lubbock; two grandsons, Jachob of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Lex Weiller of Lubbock; a sister, Robin Gaishin and husband Stan of Arlington; and his dog, Missy. Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, alr575.net. To leave your words of encouragement and view tributes visit www.memorialdesigners.net.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 30, 2012