March 20, 2013

James Brooks, 88 of Barbourville, KY., formerly of Middlesboro, passed away Sunday March 17, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. He was born October 16, 1924 at Colmar, KY., a son of the late Tilman and Rena Jones Brooks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister: Zella Robbins and 1 brother: Cleston Brooks.

Survivors include: 1 son: Jimmy Brooks of Lima, OH.; 1 daughter: Phyllis Hefner of Tuscon, AZ.; 1 sister: Pauline Estep of Springfield, OH.; 5 grandchildren; special niece: Judy Dean of Waco, TX.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Thompson presiding. Interment will follow in the Hurst Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Creech Funeral Home.

Creech Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Online condolences and guestbook are available at www.creechfh.com