Mr. Julius "Jay" Brooks, 74, of the Springfield community, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Elkins East Chapel Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Springfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Kenny Morgan officiating. The casket will lie in state at the church 1-2 p.m. Burial will follow in Springfield Cemetery.
Mr. Brooks was owner of B&D Towing Service and Auto Salvage. He was an avid fisherman, loved gardening and flowers, which he enjoyed sharing. He was blessed to have gained knowledge about carpentry, electrical and other trades which he shared with others.
Most importantly, he was a kind, loving and generous person. He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Brooks.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sue C. Brooks; daughters, Kimberly Hope Fallen, Georgetown, Ky., and Janet Cunningham (Bill), Lexington, Ala.; sons, Rick Brooks (Audra), Cincinnati, Ohio, Steve Brooks (Sherry), Sadieville, Ky., and Joe Price, Georgetown, Ky.; grandchildren, Austin Brooks, Lori Brooks, Holli Fallen, Cooper Fallen, Payton Fallen, Kelly Beeler, Jacqueline Brooks, Brittney Brooks, James Fryman, Morgan Mizell and Hunter Jay Farthing; five great-grandchildren; stepchildren, David Darnell (Linda), Georgetown, Ky., Stevie Darnell (Cheryl), Terry Darnell (Sharon) and Danny Darnell, all of Stamping Ground, Ky., Linda Long (David) and Connie Darnell, all of Ohio; sisters, Shirley Fritts, Georgetown, Ky., and Willie Etta Stone (Don), Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Ben Brooks (Jewell), London, Ky.; sister-in-law, Julie McNeese, Georgetown, Ky.; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Springfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Elkins East Chapel is assisting the family. You are invited to sign the online guest register at elkinsfh.com.
Published in Florence Times Daily on Nov. 10, 2011