John H. Brooks

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

John H. Brooks, 83, of Osceola entered into rest Jan. 13, 2012 in Memphis. Born Nov. 12, 1928 in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Harvey and Zelfa Brooks, he was a member of First Christian Church in Osceola, a United States Army veteran, serving in the Korean War and was an HR manager, working at Mid-South Manufacturing, Crompton and Nibco for many years, and was presently employed at Roller-Swift Funeral Home as a funeral assistant.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Brooks; three sons, Steven and Scott Brooks of Osceola and Todd Brooks (Nancy) of Armorel; two daughters, Deborah Longcor of Elkhart, Ind., and Lisa Ramer (Andy) of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy Rohr of Lake Charles, La., Betty Sue Mize of Mishawaka, Ind., and Nyla Moore of Elkhart, Ind.; two brothers, Robert Brooks of Georgetown, Texas, and Tom Brooks of Altus, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill Brooks and Dan Brooks.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at First Christian Church in Osceola. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at First Christian Church in Osceola with Brother Jerry Weathers and Brother Pat James officiating. Burial will follow in Ermen Cemetery.

In memory of Mr. Brooks memorials may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund.

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