Dr. Barry Eugene Brooks, 80, passed away March 28, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Boerne. He was born July 11, 1940 in Dallas to Lela Mae Lane Brooks and Dr. Eugene Herman Brooks.
Barry grew up on Swiss Avenue in Dallas and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1958 where he was a member of the cheer team. He then attended SMU and graduated from Baylor School of Dentistry in 1968.
Upon graduation, he practiced dentistry with his father in the Dallas Medical Arts Building and then moved his family to Jacksonville to open his own practice in 1972.
While in Jacksonville, he was a member of the Jaycees and the Kiwanis Club. He and his family were members of Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville where he was a member of Goodfellows Bible class.
He enjoyed traveling with his family, playing golf several times a week and studying scripture. After 30 years of practicing dentistry, he retired and moved to Kemp.
In retirement, he loved gardening, raising chickens and was a member of First Baptist Church in Kemp. Dr. Brooks or “Brooksie” to his golfing buddies, was known by his friends and family as a sweet soul, always smiling and willing to help anyone in need. He was a true friend who loved Jesus.
Barry was preceded in death by son Brady Eugene Brooks, parents and sister Barbara Brooks Meier.
He is survived by his daughter Brenda Brooks Rocchio and husband Leland Rocchio of Boerne, daughter-in-law Jeana Pierce Culp and husband Rick Culp of Livingston, sisters Beverly Brooks Dossett and husband Mike Dossett of Mabank and Bebe Brooks Horton of Dallas, grandchildren Mary Rocchio, Hannah Rocchio, Ava Rocchio, Chase Culp and Dean Culp, five nieces, four nephews and a host of dear friends.
Funeral services were held April 2, 2021 at Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonvillewith Pastor Don Harvey will officiating. Honorary pallbearers were John Alexander, Harry Beavers, Mike Bellar, Kenneth Bingham, Charles Creed, Spike Harlan, Charles Humphries, Gayle Miller and Lewis Sessums.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to First Baptist Church Kemp, P.O. Box 365, Kemp, Texas 75143, or a charitable organization of your choice.
A special thank you to Heart to Heart Hospice San Antonio for the wonderful care they provided.