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Jerry Brooks
Feb 16, 1945 - Oct 19, 2005

Posted by Jo Aguirre

Enid News and Eagle   October 21, 2005

The funeral for Jerry Brooks, 60, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene. The Revs. Matthew Larson and Paul Schroeder will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Mortuary, Watonga.

He was born Feb. 16, 1945, in Watonga, to Homer and Dorothy Brooks and died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005.

He lived and farmed in the Watonga and Hitchcock community all his life, graduating from Watonga High School in 1964. He worked for Davis and Case Lumber Co.

He married Kathleen Jantzen April 17, 1965. He served in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Division of the Army from 1966 to 1968. He earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and taught at Dover Public Schools from 1972 to 1986. After working as a shift supervisor for Hollytex Spinning Mill, he returned to teaching in Kingfisher where he taught until he retired in February 2004. He was an accomplished artist and craftsman. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, church elder and president of the congregation.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen, of the home; two daughters, Sheri Larson of Mustang, and Angie Metheny of Choctaw; one son, Nathan Brooks of Watonga; his mother, Dorothy Brooks and one sister, Darla Brooks, both of Watonga.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and the Russell-Murray Hospice, Box 222, Kingfisher, OK 73750.
 
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