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1950 Richard 2021

Richard Earl Brooks

May 24, 1950 — October 6, 2021

Richard Earl Brooks was adopted by Kenneth and Gerldine Brooks of Darst Creek, Tx when he was 6 years old, and shortly before the birth of his brother, Kenny.

Richard loved animals. In high school, he raised sheep each year for the annual stock show. He also kept dogs throughout his life. He loved them, and they loved him back.

Richard was a loyal Pearsall Mavericks supporter, making every game he could. He was a "coach's assistant" in high school, an honor that he loved to recount in later years.

Richard attended Southwestern Assembly of God College (Waxahachie, Tx) after graduating from Pearsall High School. After Southwestern, he worked for awhile at a photo lab in San Antonio.

But he missed Pearsall and his friends and Mavericks games. He returned home again, and was offered a job by Mr. Elbert Youngblood of Youngblood Honey, Inc. Richard lived on the Youngblood bee farm for several years, and helped with the beekeeping.

Richard remained a member of Pearsall Assembly of God church throughout his life. He provided support to youth ministries and regularly attended services.

In later life Richard lost the ability to keep house on his own. A caregiver was provided, and Rose DeLeon became a lifelong friend. Listening to them talk and tease with each other was like listening to loving siblings.

In his last years, Richard lived at the Pearsall Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. As throughout his life, he became a favorite among staff, whose strong support was essential to his wellbeing.

Richard will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. followed by a memorial service at 10am Thursday, October 14 2021 at Pearsall First Assembly of God Church, 1015 E. Colorado Street, Pearsall, Tx.

A burial service will be held at 11am Friday, October 15, 2021 at Luling Cemetery, Luling, Texas.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 14, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

First Assembly of God Church

1015 E Colorado St, Pearsall, TX 78061

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Friday, October 15, 2021

11:00 - 11:30am (Central time)

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