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Robert Brooks Jr.

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Robert Brooks Jr.

Suffolk - Robert "Bob" Morris Brooks Jr., 60, passed away on April 3, 2014 in his home with his loving family by his side. Mr. Brooks was the son of the late Robert M. Brooks, Sr. and Eleanor Brooks Gregory. He is preceded in death by his brother Eric P. Brooks and stepfather Eugene Gregory.

Bob was a long time member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Suffolk, VA where he was a member of the McLemore Bible Class, Lay Leader and Lay Reader; Active in the PTA and past PTA President while his sons were in school. He served many years in law enforcement in Suffolk and Franklin before moving over to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, serving 34 years before retiring. Bob was involved with the Suffolk YMCA and he ran many half marathons and carried the torch for the Special Olympics.

He is survived by his wife Jeanne Twine Brooks; sons R. Joshua Brooks (Ashley) of Isle of Wight, VA and Nathan E. Brooks (April) of Portsmouth, VA; brother Grover E. Brooks (Betty) and sister-in-law Annette Brooks; numerous nephews and nieces; Aunts Patty G. Kent of Charleston, WV and Marlene Perdue of Mason, OH; and his "other sons" Kevin Spain, Eddie Wright and Aaron McKissick.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 by Rev. Myrtle F. Hatcher with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street on Sunday, April 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main Street, Suffolk VA 23434 or to the , 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 5, 2014
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