BROOKS, Robert Sperling
Oct. 21, 1921 - April 9, 2014
Bob was born in Spokane, Washington on 10/10/21 to Lee and Ruth Brooks and was an only child. After graduation from high school he joined the Coast Guard where he honorably served during WW 2 both in the South Pacific and Northern CA. It was while he was stationed in the SF Bay area that he met and married his beloved wife Margie in 1944. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle.
He was preceded in death by his wife Margie and son Gary in 2006. Bob leaves behind a loving family including his daughters Judy Brooks Walkenhorst and Nancy Brooks; grandchildren Michael and Patrick Kelley, Erica Brooks, Paige and Madeline Clancy, step grandsons Craig and Christian Walkenhorst, and his seven great grandchildren Mackenzie and Madison Kelley, Chancelor and Sloane Kelley, Zoe, Spencer and Macy Walkenhorst as well as his sons-in-law Richard Kelley and Roy Walkenhorst.
Bob was a prominent Electrical Contractor for over 40 years owning Brooks Electric in Sacramento, CA servicing most of Northern California. Brooks Electric specialized in new and remodeled service stations. Most of their work was with the major oil companies upgrading from old gas pumps to modern mini marts and gas stations until he retired in 2006.
Bob enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. The Brooks family spent most summers on the different boats they had over the years in the Sacramento Delta with family and friends. Music was always a big part of Bob's life and in the later years he enjoyed his Saturday night country western concerts on TV with his glass of wine or beer. He was also a big gospel fan and enjoyed Saturday night polka shows. Two of his favorite singers were Patsy Cline and Eddie Arnold. And when it came to politics Ronald Reagan was his guy.
Dad had a dry sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke right up until the end. Mostly he loved his children and grandchildren and we know he will still be looking out for all of us from his place in heaven. He will be missed but will live on forever in our hearts. He died peacefully in his sleep at home, just the way he wanted to leave. Services will be held at East Lawn on Friday May 9 at 2:00 PM in the chapel at 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819.
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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 29, 2014