James Harold Brooks, age 72, of Atkinson, NC passed away on November 19, 2018.
He was born July 30, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Floyd and Lucille Brooks. He was raised in Tennessee. He proudly served in the Marine Corp for 4 years during the Vietnam War. During his military service, he met the love of his life, Darlene in New York City. They went on to be married for 51 years where they raised three beautiful children. The family relocated and called eastern North Carolina home nearly 40 years ago.
James was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was extremely skilled with his hands and worked as a carpenter for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel David Brooks.
Left to remember him are his wife, Darlene Esther Brooks; children, Daniele Brooks Horne (Steven) of Penderlea, NC, Noel Keith Brooks of Wilmington, NC, Areka Christie Brooks of Atkinson, NC, and daughter-in-law, Alicia Mitchell of Wilmington, NC; brother, Floyd Maynard Brooks Jr. (Florence) of Senoia, GA; sister, Margaret Osburne of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Brittni Grier, James Brooks, Sara Avalos, Kaitlyn Slagowski (Ukaiah); great-grandchildren, MikiLeigh, Taylor, and Jamey, as well as many extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held in James' honor 4:25 PM on Saturday November 24, 2018 at his home in Atkinson, NC. 935 Beattys Bridge Rd.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Brooks Family Home
Saturday November 24th, 2018
935 Beattys Bridge Road
Atkinson, NC 28421
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I will remember him as a good and honorable man, who loved his family immeasurably, and had a hearty and memorable laugh. My deep sympathy to all those he loved.
Submitted by Margaret Horne on Nov 22 2018 10:56:08 AM
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I loved Uncle James so, so much! He always told me stories about when I was born and he was only 15 years old. As I became a toddler and he began to drive, he would take me places with him. He said that having a blonde haired, blue eyed little girl with him helped him get attention from the girls, lol! There are a lot of other stories too but that one always made him giggle. I loved your smile, your genuiness, your hospitality to anyone who wanted to hang out, your laugh, and your love for your family including me and the rest of my siblings. I will miss you and our phone conversations. But most of all I will miss just you. May you rest in high in the arms of Jesus! I love you forever!!
Submitted by Valerie Brooks Hansen on Nov 21 2018 05:58:43 PM
James was such a kind loving man who will forever hold a place in our hearts I have alot of wonderful memories that I will hold on to.I can still see His smile and hear his wonderful laugh he surely will be missed by Many. We Love you James.
Submitted by Dawn and Richard Hutchison on Nov 21 2018 05:16:16 PM
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