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  • "We will remember John as a kind and generous man. He always..."
    - Bud and Diana Whitehead
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Mr. John "Sonny" B. Brooks, born on September 22, 1931, in Madera, CA, to the late Josephine B. Brooks, and the late John E. Brooks, passed away at age 86, on August 30, 2018, in Fresno, CA. John graduated from Madera High School in 1950 and attended El Camino Junior College. From 1950 to 1953, John served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. John also worked in the grocery industry as a district supervisor at Mayfair Markets until he retired in 1986. In retirement John kept busy taking care of everyone and hosting many family dinners. You could always find John in the kitchen or behind the grill preparing enough food to feed an army. John is survived by his wife, Diane Brooks, of 57 years; his daughter, Stacie Whitehead and husband Brian, and their children, Logan and Madelyn; his son, Brett Brooks and wife Jessica, and their children, Ryan, Justin, and Brooke; two great-grandchildren; and his mini me, daughter, Debbie Brooks. Friends and family may pay their respects at the Celebration of Life at The Elbow Room, 5528 N. Palm Ave., Fresno, CA, 93704, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Published in the Fresno Bee on Sept. 16, 2018
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