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Brooks Newell

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TMCS (SS) Brooks R. Newell loving Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother and Uncle entered into eternal rest at the age of 71 on August 9, 2010 in San Antonio. Brooks honorably served 24 active duty years in the U.S. Navy and 10 years in the IRR retiring as TMCS (SS). Brooks served on many naval ships and submarines but his most memorable and enjoyed years were spent on the USS Peterson DE-152. Brooks also served as Master at Arms in Key West, FL., his favorite duty station and resting place of his beloved USS Peterson. Brooks was a highly revered leader who was known for bringing humor to many a tough situation. He taught as a weapons range instructor and loved to show off his sharp shooter skills, he wrote the training manual used for the MK-44 torpedo until that model of torpedo was decommissioned. Senior Chief Brooks R. Newell will be missed and we salute his life and achievements. Brooks is preceded in death by Grandson Brooks Colton Newell and Brother-in-Law CDR Raymond "Rip" Thomas. He is survived by his Parents Col. J.H.B. & Barbara Newell, Children Brooks J. Newell and wife Cindy, Brandee L. Lawther and CECN Eric A. Newell and wife Brandy. Grandchildren William J. Martin and Dillon L. Newell. Sister Bonnie S. Thomas and Brother Bryan K. Newell and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and very special companion, Kathy Tompkins. Brooks will forever be remembered for his warm loving spirit and genuine friendship. Most of all he was our hero and best friend who will be sorely missed, rest in peace Daddy. Services will be held on Tuesday August 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio, Texas 78209. Private burial to follow in Key West, FL.

Published in Express-News on Aug. 15, 2010
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