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James R. Brooks

November 9, 1931 — November 9, 2019

Hickory, KY

Mr. James R. “Jack” Brooks, age 88 of the Hickory Community passed away at 9:44 AM on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky.

He was a member of the Pottsville Church of Christ, and he was formerly an Elder at Melber Church of Christ, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War; he was retired from Modine Manufacturing and The Kentucky State Highway Department, he also had worked for Graves County Auto Salvage. After retirement, Jack spent countless hours volunteering for the Bread of Life Humanitarian Disaster Relief Effort where he served as Co-Director, and helping at The Pumpkin Barn.

Mr. Brooks is survived by his loving wife of 60 years- Martha Dennis Brooks; his four children- Vana (Danny) Harrison of Melber, Ky, Barry (Jennifer) Brooks of Mayfield, Ky, Dale (Kim) Brooks of Sedalia, Ky, and Shanna (Nathan) Felts of Hickory, Ky; three sisters- Mary Palmer, Dorothy Pierceall, and Peggy Skaggs all of Mayfield, Ky; one brother- Gerald Brooks of Mayfield, Ky; 12 grandchildren- Brooke Harrison, Blake Harrison, Lakyn Brooks, Ashley Brooks, Dylan Houser, Drayden Treas, Rocky Hodges, Chancy Byford, Kanza Brooks, Kaley Brooks, Wesley Felts, and Austin Felts; six great-grandchildren- Chaz, Lilly, Sophie, Bentley, Zayne, and Cooper; several nieces & nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his sister- Elouise Holland; brother- Guy “Pete” Brooks; parents- Eddie Nolan & Laura Jane Angel Brooks.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky with Bro. Gary Knuckles officiating. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Post #26 will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky.

Pallbearers will be: Dale Brooks, Wesley Felts, Austin Felts, Blake Harrison, Bo Brooks, David Joe Skaggs, Eddie Brooks, and Stevie Skaggs. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Shane Dennis, Shaun Dennis, Shae Dennis, Greg Dennis, Dylan Houser, and Drayden Treas.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Bread of Life Humanitarian Effort, P.O. Box 162, Melber, Ky 42069

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