Burton Lee Brooks
Aug 21, 2013
Burton Lee Brooks
Aug. 21, 2013
Burton Lee Brooks, 96, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.
He was born Aug. 8, 1917, to John and Onnive Casteel Brooks. He was predeceased by his ex-wife, Bonnie Simpson Brooks; his second wife, Lottie Brooks; and his step-daughter, Janie Moore. He was the last of his brothers and sisters to pass away. His brothers were Arthur, Junior, Flavil, Stanley and Ora Brooks. His sisters were Wilma Brooks Buckner and Avis Brooks Barton.
He was a member of Central Church of Christ in Cleveland.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S Army and the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He received the Purple Heart at the beginning of his service career. He received numerous awards while in the service fighting for our country. He was in the service at the same time as his four brothers were serving. He was the only one that was injured. He said he was glad that he was the one injured and not any of them.
He leaves behind his daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Brooks Droke and Ernest Droke; two grandsons and one spouse, James Arthur Droke and Ernie and Anita Droke; five great-grandchildren, Austin Droke, Anderson Droke, Taylor Droke, Ryan Droke and Abby Droke; one step-granddaughter, Beth Clinkscales; three step-great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Daniel and Michael Clinksdales; one cousin, Ruth Crofts; one brother-in-law, Ray (Virginia) Barton; special friends, Nancy and Keith Welder, Judy and Robert Howell, Betty Jo Ownbey (deceased) and Kenneth Howell; and several nieces and nephews. Brooks also leaves behind many friends from Central Church of Christ, Cleveland Christian Church, Garden Plaza and Caris Healthcare.
Brooks was called the \"Pool Shark\" at Garden Plaza. He loved to play pool and Bingo.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Central Church of Christ. Minister Tom Harrison will conduct the service at 1 p.m. at the church.
Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery following the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Church of Christ (Benevolence), 200 25th Street NW, Cleveland, TN 37311.
Send condolences to www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.