Published October 28, 2013 9:30am by
BRECKENRIDGE-Jimmy Brooks, 84, died Sunday, October 20, 2013. Graveside service was held on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Breckenridge Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
Jimmy Brooks was born on April 3, 1929 in Melrose, NM. He married Colleen Folsom on August 19, 1950 in Clovis, NM. He started his work life on the railroad, and after moving to Denver City and then Seagraves, owned a service station, an auto body shop, was the Mobil Wholesale Consignee, was an aircraft pilot, ventured into the oil business, was always trading autos, tractors or machinery and finally bought a farm outside Seagraves where he raised cotton. He traded that farm for another near Seminole upon retirement. He and Colleen then moved to Breckenridge to be near their children. He went peacefully to reunite with Colleen and his Savior on October 20 with his three daughters by his side.
He is survived by his three daughters and son-in-laws, Vinnie and Billy Yarbrough of Breckenridge, Tonya and Mike McKenzie of Breckenridge, and Shana and Brent Gooden of Aledo. He has eight grandchildren, Paige Thompson and husband Will, Erica Sherwood and husband Jef, Nathan and Jason Yarbrough, Brook Hatchett and husband Brent, Ben McKenzie and wife Maddie, Garrett Gooden and Emi Gooden. He has 10 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Hailey and Tana Thompson, Nocona and Kutter Swindell, Madison, Maegan and Maci Hatchett, Dax Sherwood and Adam McKenzie. There were many others that he considered his children and grandchildren including Jackie and Joe Chumley and children, Tommy and Linda Folsom and children and Ashley and Skyler Smith and children.
Memorials may be made the FFA Tractor Drive/Driving Hunger out of Stephens County, AgTexas Farm Credit Services, P.O. Box 53240, Lubbock, Texas 79453-3240 ATTENTION: Kristy Tucker, Tractor Drive Donations. The family invites friends to leave a condolence or share a memory of Jimmy in the online guestbook at www.meltonkitchens.com.