Louis Edward Brooks age 86 of Mena passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.
He was born on July 26, 1933 in Wellington, Texas to the late Archie Dale Brooks and the late Lillie Audrey Phillips Brooks. Louis was married to Sandra Mae Carter Brooks for twenty-one years.
He proudly served his county for 24 years, retiring as Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). Louis honorably defended his country during The Korean War, Vietnam and the Gulf War with the Red Horse Division. Lou was also part of the Atlas Missile program.
After retiring from the Air Force, Georgetown Health System hired Lou and alongside with Ken Pottee and their team to rebuild a 10, 000 square foot center into a 190,000 square foot, 4 story building. It included a radiation and cancer treatment center.
Lou and Ken’s team also constructed a 45,000 square foot medical office building and a three story parking garage to complete the site.
During this time Lou was an active member and officer of the Texas Hospital Association Society of Engineers., the Georgetown Kiwanis, Past Master for Masonic Dallas Lodge #128, being a member for over sixty years. Lou was active in the Shriners also. He was devoted to his church and local charitable events. Lou worked for 30 years for Georgetown Health System. He loved to golf, above all he was very kind man and always would lend a helping hand.
Louis was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother-in-law, and friend. He will be dearly missed.
Louis is survived by: wife, Sandra Brooks of Mena, Arkansas; son, Skip” Weston Brooks and Llynne of St. Petersburg, Florida; grandchildren, Jason Brooks and wife Erin, Samantha Prince, Michael Prince, Stephen Prince; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, Lavona Labare, Linda Drake; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jo and Doug Coburn; and host of many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Lilly Brooks and sisters Shirley Brooks and Dail Brooks.
Funeral service was held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Victor Rowell officiating. Interment was Monday, January 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the National Military Cemetery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friend’s visitation was Friday, January 03, 2020 at Beasley Wood Chapel at 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers were Members of Dallas Lodge #128