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Ward Ray Brooks
1968 - 2014

Ward Ray Brooks, 45, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Eastland.

Graveside services were held Saturday at the Burkburnett City Cemetery.

Ward was born on May 8, 1968, in Lubbock to Ray and Carol (McGaughey) Brooks. He graduated from high school at Floydada in 1986. He was baptized at the Floydada United Methodist Church. He entered service with the United States Air Force in 1988 serving in Operation “Provide Comfort”. He and Dionette (Dee) Tidwell were married Oct. 10, 1999. He was employed at Sheppard Air Force base as a Fireman until retiring in 2007. He was a member of VFW Post 4136 and moved to Eastland in 2008.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2007; his father; and his grandparents, Ernest and Louise Brooks and Arthur and Esther McGaughey.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Carol and Larry Gore of Iowa Park; a son, Colton Brooks of Eastland; a step-son, Stephen McDaniel of Midwest City, OK.; and two brothers, Walker Brooks of Eastland, and Wade Brooks of Double Oak.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Colton Brooks Education Fund, c/o First Bank, 300 E. 3rd, Burkburnett, TX 76354.

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