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Robert T Brooks

Male 1917 - 2009  (91 years)


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  • Name Robert T Brooks  [1, 2
    Born 17 Dec 1917  Shelby Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1920  LaGrange, Oldham Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1930  Frankfort, Franklin Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Enlistment 13 Oct 1942  Franklin Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 24 Jun 2009  Woodford Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 26 Jun 2009  Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Find a Grave # Sep 2012  96480346 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I08288  Hardy TN Founder
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 

    Father Frank (alias William Nance Brooks) O'Guin,   b. Dec 1883, Cape Girardeau Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, Franklin Co, Kentucky? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wilson,   b. 19 Jun 1902, Franklin Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1950, Frankfort, Franklin Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Bef 1916  Shelby Co, Kentucky? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0032  Group Sheet

    Family Betty Jean Smith,   d. Aft 2009 
    Married Abt 1942 
    Children 
     1. Bruce W Brooks,   b. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2009
     2. Steve Brooks,   b. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2009
     3. David Brooks,   b. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2009, Australia? Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Glenn Allen Brooks,   b. 21 Jul 1944, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 2005, Woodford Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F0797  Group Sheet

  • Notes 


    • Services for R.T. Brooks, 91 yrs., of Frankfort, will be conducted from Harrod Brothers Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2009. Rev. Chuck Ellestad will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford Co. Visitation will be Sunday, June 28, 2009 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home.



      He died Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at his residence following an illness.

      A native of Shelby Co., he was born, December 17, 1917 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the 83rd Infantry. Mr. Brooks was a graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Eastern State Normal. In 1986, Mr. Brooks retired from National Distillers after forty-four years of employment. He was a lifetime member of both VFW Post 4075 and American Legion Post 7. R.T. was considered to be an outstanding athlete who loved participating in many sports. He was an avid golfing enthusiast who played skillfully into his nineties. He was blessed with an uncommon acute memory and enjoyed sharing his WWII military experiences with everyone. He participated in five major military campaigns including landing at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Brooks was a member of First Baptist Church.

      He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Jean Smith Brooks; sons, Bruce W. Brooks, Steve Brooks (Patty), both of Frankfort, and David Brooks (Shirley), Australia; a brother, Ronald C. Brooks (Jeri), Frankfort; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

      He was the son of the late William Nance and Elizabeth H. Wilson Brooks. Mr. Brooks was also preceded in death by his son, Glenn Allen Brooks, brother, James H. “Buster” Brooks and sisters, Virginia K. Quire, Opal True and Jewell Jenkins.

      Pallbearers will be Patrick Brooks, John E. Brooks, Bruce W. Brooks II, John Presley, Beth Brooks, Brian H. Brooks, Jeff Brooks, Kenneth Harp and Michelle Wood.

      Honorary bearers will be Tony Schiller, Verle T. “Jack” Smith, Raymond Harp, Doug Rhody, J.J. Hudnall and Lewis Lee.

      Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Brooks to Hospice of Bluegrass/Frankfort Office, 208 Steele St., Frankfort, Ky. 40601.

      Military honors will be observed at the graveside by VFW Post 4075.

      Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home; condolences may be shared via the online guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.

  • Sources 
    1. [S001883] 1920 United States Federal Census.

    2. [S004396] Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999.

    3. [S003569] Find a Grave Website.

    4. [S001894] 1930 United States Federal Census.

    5. [S006941] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.