AMerican Veteran 11

Kelly David Brooks, Jr.

September 14, 1941 ~ January 30, 2022 (age 80)


Kelly David Brooks, Jr. of Wallace, NC passed from his earthly life on the morning of Sunday, January 30, 2022, while at the home of his daughter in Lumberton, NC.  Born on September 14, 1941, in Onslow County, he is the son of the late Gladys Parker Brooks and Kelly David Brooks, Sr.  Also preceding him in death are sisters—Dorothy Brooks Driggers and Jane Brooks Williams. 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife—Carolyn Padgett Brooks; daughter—Beth Brooks Brill and husband Mike of Lumberton; son—David “Scott” Brooks and wife Amanda of Wallace; grandchildren—Brooks “Logan” Brill of Lumberton, Elizabeth Anne Brill of Lumberton, Lauren Elizabeth Brooks and husband-to-be Ethan Alexander Carlson of Rose Hill; siblings—Donald Parker Brooks of Wallace, William Kenneth Brooks and wife Sue of Wallace; many special nieces and nephews, loving daily caretakers Tannaya, Juanita, Sarah, Janet, Emmie, Sheka, Erika, Tammy, Cindy and many other members of his health care team over the years.

David was an Army veteran during the Vietnam Era, a member of the Wallace Fire Department for 35 years, and a member of the Wallace ABC Board.  David was a quiet and attentive listener in his communication with others, preferring to sit back, listen, and observe.   All through his life he was always determined to work diligently at whatever task was at hand.  His “go getter” spirit and his persistence were obvious in the way he never gave up in his fight with health issues which confronted him. Many know him as a tough man with a “sweet tooth”.  He loved his cakes, pies, puddings, and cookies and even earned the nickname “Cookie Monster” while in Lumberton.  David had many joys in life.  He loved his family, friends, working, cars, racing, motorcycles, football, golf, and his best dog, Copper.  When David wasn’t working or at a ballgame, you would probably find him at the Fast Lane enjoying coffee with friends.  When once asked what he was most proud of, he responded, “My grandchildren.”

A graveside service to celebrate his life is set for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, in the Rockfish Memorial Cemetery in Wallace.  Contributions in his memory may be given to the Wallace Fire Department or any charity that supports veterans in lieu of flowers.

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Graveside Service
February 2, 2022

3:00 PM
Rockfish Memorial Cemetery
6270 NC Hwy 41
Wallace, NC 28466

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