Born Oct. 31, 1925, at Hornersville, Mo., a son of the late Lemma Floyd and Minnie Ava Tillman Brooks, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
On March 8, 1947, he married Lucy Mae Fox who survives.
Other survivors include one son, Randy Brooks and wife, Carolyn, of Kennett; two daughters, Carol Ketchum and husband, James and Julie Brooks, all of Kennett; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Brooks.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. today, Sunday, April 23, a Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
McDaniel Funeral Service of Kennett in charge of arrangements.