James Edward Brooks, Sr., 89, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Sunday, August 14, 2022, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown.
Born December 25, 1932 in Front Royal, Va. he was the son of the late, Luther and Mabel Brooks. In addition to his parents he also was preceded in death by his wife Pauline Jean (Smith) Brooks and four siblings, Luther I. "Irvin" Brooks, Jr., Elmer Brooks, Myrtle V. Harmon, and Yvonne Davis.
Mr. Brooks was a 1950 graduate of North Street High School, Hagerstown and attended Maryland State Teachers College, Bowie, Md. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Hagerstown.
Mr. Brooks retired with 25 years of service as a machinist at Mack Truck, Hagerstown. He is survived by five children, James "Eddie Boy" Brooks, Jr. of Hagerstown, Sheila J. Brooks, Randolph E. Brooks, Pamela S. Brooks and Charlene E. Brooks, all of Charlotte NC; one sister, Kay O. Baker of Detroit, Mi.; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown with Apostle Haru Carter, Jr. officiating.
Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
Friends will be received on Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.