Robert "Bobby" Brooker
1955 - 2021
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Robert "Bobby" Brooker
Hawthorne - Robert N. "Bobby" Brooker, 65, lifelong resident of Hawthorne, Florida, died Sunday, April 4, 2021 in the Palm Garden Care Facility, following a long illness.
Bobby was born on November 7, 1955 to the late Joe and Annie Mae Waters Brooker and had lived in Hawthorne his entire life. Bobby was well-known all-around Hawthorne, riding his bike and visiting with everyone he met. He was a strong Christian, always having a word of encouragement for whomever he spoke to and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Hawthorne. Bobby will forever be remembered for his friendly spirit.
He is survived by his brother, Eddie (Lila Ruth) Brooker, of Micanopy; a niece, Pam Hoyle, of Lake City; and a nephew, Greg Brooker, of Gainesville.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:00 A. M., in the Hawthorne Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral, beginning at 10:00 A. M., at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the 1st Baptist Church of Hawthorne, 22027 65th Avenue, Hawthorne, FL 32640 or to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Please visit his memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.
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April 8, 2021
Bobby was a good friend and would always lend a helping hand when needed. Preacher you will be greatly missed b the citizens of Hawthorne as both your parents. I can still see and remember Mr. Joe walking those train tracks in town. Gods Speed Brother Bobby!
Kevin Hilliard
Friend
April 8, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
William&EmmaBrooks/Family
Acquaintance
April 7, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Carol Miller Carlisle
Friend
April 7, 2021
Bobby, be sure to say hello to your good buddy and former neighbor, John Cowart (my brother). I remember not too long ago, when I visited John, and you rode up on your bike just to have a nice chat with us. Now you are traveling on golden streets in Heaven. God is so good. All the time!
Andrea Thornton
Friend
April 6, 2021
I will miss you, Bobby. You were always such a great friend and encourager and such a Godly man. It’s so good to know that you are now with our loving Heavenly Father!
Cindy Cowart
Friend
April 6, 2021
Bobby, you will sure be missed! I looked forward to your phone calls to me and your friendship. I know you are so happy now. Every tear is wiped away. You are now with our loving Heavenly Father.
Cindy Cowart
Friend
April 6, 2021
Bobby you will be missed. When asked once, what he wanted to be when he grew up, Bobby stated he wanted to be a Cowboy. May God bless you as you ride off into your Sunset. Patricia Scott-Humphrey
Patricia Humphrey
Friend
April 6, 2021
Lots of wonderful memories of Bobby throughout the years. Such a sweet soul. RIP Bobby. Say hey to granny & ms johns for me
April 6, 2021
Bobby was a sweet person and Freedom and I will miss seeing him riding his bike all over town .
Jen/Freedom
Friend
April 6, 2021
Bobby my friend you were the friendlest person I ever knew and the most enterjetic you always want to help and learn about any and everything it is sad to know you have gone to be with our heavenly father and are now the happiest you can ever be we all will miss you dearly and that smile and laugh so Rest in Peace my Friend
Gregory Hart
Classmate
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