John Lewis Brooks, Sr., 81, died Monday, January 10, 2011, in Tallahassee.
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He was born February 5, 1929, in Meridian, Mississippi, to the late John Herman and Susie Mae Sparkman Brooks. He was married to Sandra L. Brooks, who survives.
He served in the US Navy, was a milkman with Borden's Dairy and was a faithful member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; sons, John Lewis Brooks, Jr., Charles Herman Brooks, Neil Elliott Brooks; daughters, Wanda Faye Brooks Fedorek, Denise Mae Brooks Bowman; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren; sister, Emilia Elizabeth Massey.
He was preceded in death by a son, Wade Maurice Brooks.
The funeral is 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Abbey Funeral Home.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 12, 2011