Rodney Wayne Brooks
Funeral services for Rodney Wayne Brooks, age 45, of Rusk are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Rusk with the Rev. Jimmy Brooks and the Rev. Ray Crocker officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Brooks passed away May 29, 2020. He was born Dec. 3, 1974, in Jacksonville, Texas. He was a resident of Rusk formerly of Lufkin, Texas, and a graduate of the Rusk High School class of 1993. He also served in the U.S. Navy, loved to hunt and fish and party with friends where he was known as “the life of the party.”
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ozell Ray, Sylvester and Altha Patrick; uncles, Ellis Wade Patrick, Freddy Patrick; and aunt, Linda Dubois. He is survived by his daughter, Riley LeighAnn Brooks of Rusk; mother, Wanda Patrick of Rusk; father, Benny Brooks of Rusk; sister and brother-in-law, Mashell and Casey Gates of Rusk; sister, Stephanie Stevens of Rusk; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Pallbearers will include Mark Yarbrough, Joshua Powers, Jody Watson, Craig Ballew, Tony Langston and Justin Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Alan Trawick, Anthony Brumit, Bubba Knight, Brian Dunn, Pete Ebanez, Jason Williams, Jamie Moeser, Jason Flemming and Bubba Lout.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the funeral home.
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