Gary Brooks Sr.

Gary Alan Brooks Sr., 67, of Humboldt died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Feb. 24, 1942, in Humboldt, the son of Lester and Martha (Wrestler) Brooks. He attended schools in Chanute and Humboldt.
He was married to Patricia Whitford on June 22, 1968, in Humboldt. She died Dec. 21, 2003.
He last worked for HBD Industries in Chanute.
He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Jaro and her husband, Craig, Humboldt; a son, Gary, Carl Junction, Mo.; a sister, Betty Rowe, Texas; and three grandchildren.
A son, Jerry Leon, two sisters, Marge Geifer and Velma Johnson, and a brother, Jimmy, died earlier.
Cremation is planned.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Faith Assembly of God Church in Humboldt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel.
Private inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for an organization of Brooks’s direction.
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