On January 22, 1950, a baby boy was born to Rush and Mildred Brooks in Wharton, Texas. He was the oldest child and born with red hair, some called him "Red". Preceding him in death were his father, sister, Linda K. Brooks, stepfather, Mr. Gene Laws, stepmother, Martha Brooks and grandson, Tevin Brooks.
He is survived by his mother, Mildred Laws; wife, Linda F. Brooks; sisters, Thelma Penson and Francine (Paul) Buster; brothers, Calvin (Angela) Brooks Sr. and Robert L. Brooks; a very loving and devoted friend, Lorinda Williams; stepchildren; Clarence Adams, Latasha Williams, Tina McAfee and Netobia Ray.
Also mourning his loss are two sons, Otis (SheilaO Moore Sr. and Terrin L. Brooks; three daughters, Tammy (Donnie) Walker, Rhonda Faye Brooks (Dennis) and Theresa Simmons Brooks. Also, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Rush was a friendly person and made friends around the world during his travels in the Army. He made the rank of Staff Sergeant and served our country for many years. He will be missed but never forgotten by his many loved ones, friends and classmates.
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008, at Wynn Funeral Home, followed by a wake, also at the funeral home, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Homegoing celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Greater Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 3506 Avenue N 1/2, Galveston, Texas. The Reverend Michael Dwyer will officiate. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston.
Florals, cards, memorials or any other expressions of sympathy may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602, 32nd Street, Galveston, Texas 77550; 409/621-1677.