January 13, 1936 - October 17, 2013
Jerry Brooks Jr.
January 13, 1936 – October 17, 2013
He was the oldest of nine children born to Jerry & Carmeal Brooks Sr.; He was born on a farm in Duncan, MS. Jerry was raised and educated in East Chicago, Ind. He graduated from High School in 1955, and then enlisted in the USAF for 4 years.
He was married to a wonderful woman named Anna Brooks, who precedes him in death (2011). With Anna he was blessed with beautiful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They resided in Gary, Indiana and Jerry worked in the US Steel Mill until retirement. He and Anna then relocated to Dallas Texas to be close to the children and grandchildren over 11 years ago.
Jerry was employed with WALMART in Carrollton, TX for 10+ years, where he enjoyed his fellow co -workers and customers. He really never met a stranger.
Jerry was a self –taught Artist, in which he was blessed with the ability to produce beautiful works of art in all mediums. He was seven when he started drawing and painting, and had great passion, determination and talent. Norman Rockwell had the greatest influence on his art. Jerry expressed himself in his Art and there was a message in each piece he produced. Some of his works are displayed at the DuSable Museum in Chicago, IL, in various Universities, in Private Collections and various Galleries. He has also blessed numerous families with cherished family portraits.
To All family and friends, Jerry will be deeply missed. We will all carry the love we have for him in our hearts forever.
“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God”
Jerry Brooks, Jr. age 77 of Carrollton passed away on October 17, 2013.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 P.M., on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at ARIA Memorial Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252