Mr. Howard Earl Brooks, Sr., was born on June 30, 1954 to Mabel Brooks and Dallas McClain in Houston County, Alabama.
Howard served in the United States Navy from 1972 to 1975.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel Brooks and Dallas McClain.
He departed this life on February 8, 2018.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Glenda Brooks of Dothan, Alabama; children: Howard Brooks, Jr. and Dawnte Brooks both of Long Beach, California, Stephanie Hardrick of Mobile, Alabama, Darius Williams of Atlanta, Georgia and Jaliyah Brooks of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren: Deja and O’reian Hardrick both of Dothan, Alabama; sisters: Dorothy Brooks Kimpson of Brooklyn, New York, Jimmye Brooks Brown (Elder James) of Dothan, Alabama, Gladys Brooks Sago (Manuel) of Caledonia, Illinois and Linda Brooks Mack of Prattville, Alabama; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Roads that wind round canyon walls
Like corridors round learning halls
Points of light there on the ground
Will draw you with familiar sounds
Gather there the tools you need
Advice is there for you to heed
Spread the word as given you
And do the work you're supposed to do
Travel where your heart does tell
Let your knowledge serve you well
Things will flow as to their course
You need not fear, or push, or force
All things come as time dictates
Though time has come for what you wait
The door is open once again
A bridge for futures now and then