December 29, 1943 ‒ January 09, 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Jim Brooks, beloved brother, uncle and friend, knowing and believing that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose, finished his course and stepped into the presence of Jesus, January 9, 2018.
Jim was born to William and Jane (Huber) Brooks on December 29, 1943 in Middletown, Ohio.
Jim graduated from Middletown High School in 1962. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force for four years and graduated from Ohio University in 1971. He worked for the Mount Vernon Developmental Center for 26 years and retired from there in 1998. Jim was a member of Berean Faith Fellowship in Mount Vernon where he helped teach children’s Sunday school and sang in the choir. He deeply loved music, especially good harmonies, and loved to play his clarinet to the delight of his church family. His ability to play by ear was enjoyed by all as he made his clarinet sing. Jim also was an avid bicyclist, logging many miles anytime the temperature was above 60 degrees. He enjoyed the bike trail and its beauty, never taking Jesus’ gift (there in no “Mother Nature”) for granted.
Preceded in death by both parents, Jim is survived by his older sister, Peggy (Bill) Wivel of Grasonville, MD; brother, Fred (Susan) Brooks of Concord, NC; four nieces, two great nephews and five great nieces.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of a service celebrating the life of Jim at Noon on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Berean Faith Fellowship, 103 Madison St., Mount Vernon with Pastor Gordy Harmon officiating. For those who will unable to attend the service on Friday, the family will have a memorial service at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berean Faith Sunday School Class, P.O. Box 784, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or the Kokosing Gap Trail, P.O. Box 129, Gambier, OH 43022
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