JIMMY BROOKS, SR.
Jimmy Brooks, Sr., age 72 of Moran, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 at Moran Cemetery Pavilion. Interment will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.
Jimmy T. Brooks was born Feb. 16, 1948 in Cisco, Texas to parents Jim Tom Brooks and Ray Nell Williams Brooks. He grew up in Moran and was very active in FFA, stock shows, and all sports for the Moran Bulldogs.
Following graduation, Jimmy helped run the family dairy, and in June of 1967, he enlisted in the United States Army. He fought in the Vietnam War and was a sergeant and tank commander. While in the Army, he married Charlene Pruitt on May 29, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Following his Honorable Discharge in June of 1970, he farmed and ranched in Moran and served as a Shackelford County commissioner for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion and a proud veteran.
He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Brooks; his parents, Jim Tom and Ray Nell Brooks; and one brother, Tommy Brooks.
Mr. Brooks is survived by his two children, Jimmy Brooks, Jr. of Abilene, and Melissa Stautzenberger and husband Brad of Coleman; eight grandchildren, Baylee Stautzenberger, Berklee Stautzenberger, Brylee Stautzenberger, Bradee Stautzenberger, Hayley Brooks, Faith Brooks, Taylor Brooks, and Catherine Brooks; and two great grandchildren, Raylie Brooks and Evelyn Grace Brooks.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moran Cemetery Association and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at www.morehartmortuary.net. PD