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1955 James 2023

James Brooks

March 3, 1955 — August 21, 2023

Hume, Missouri


James(Jim) Franklin Brooks Jr. of Hume Mo. Born March 3rd of 55
Jim attended the Hume school and graduated in 1974. After high school Jim joined the Missouri National Guards for 4 years.  Jim also spent many years driving grain trucks and then joined the Boilermakers local 83 for a short while before trucking called him back.  He spent many years driving truck coast to coast up to Canada and down to Mexico a few times.  He loved taking his sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews with him during their summer breaks.  Unfortunately he had to give up trucking due to getting hit with diabetes.   He rejoined the Boilermakers local 83  in 2000 where he was able to retire.  
Jim married Rebecca Jo Allison- Clift 1976 from this marriage a son, Vernon, a daughter, Rachael, and a son, Shannon were born. Jim and  Becky went their separate ways in 1983.
Jim met Kathy Benedek-Brooks in NJ towards the end of May 1984 and married July 23 1984 they just celebrated their 39th anniversary Jim always said they we a match made in heaven.  To this marriage a son Jerall and daughter Ashley were born.   Jim loved his family very much. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart. He made sure each one of them got a tractor ride at least once in their life and he taught them how to give big bear hugs growls included.  Jim was a loving son, brother, uncle, Dad, Pop and husband.
Jim knew no strangers he would always say he was making new friends. Jim was a talker he talked to everyone and always welcomed people with open arms and a smile.  Jim enjoyed sitting outside, guns, tractors, horses, mowing, talk radio, being with family and friends, attending church and bible study.  He loved God more then anything and would tell you he wasn't afraid to die because he knew where he was going and would tell us if he got to come home to us or home to God he was a winner either way!
As the years passed his health declined and the Lord called him home on August 21,2023.  His surviving family members include his wife Kathy, sons Vernon, Shannon, and Jerall, his daughters Rachael and Ashley, his son-in-law Rece ten grandchildren Avery, Wyatt, Ben, Dominique, Kuhli, Mariah,Logan, Schuyler, Lyric, and Tristin and great grandson Jackson 2 sisters Kathy(Gary) and Carreen(Ralph) 3 Brothers David(Lisa) Mitch(Laura) and Matt(Kristy) 3 sister-in-laws Julie(John) Rosie(Gary) and Melinda and 3 brother in laws John(Naomi) Tom(Lynn) and Dan(Robin) many nieces, nephews and cousins Aunt Marie and Uncle Norval. Jim was proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents Jim and Gussie, maternal grandparents Joe and Mae, father Bud Brooks, mother Shirley Brooks-King,, and little brother John.  Jim touched so many lives in a positive way more then he knew and will be missed very much!

Graveside funeral service will be 10 am Friday, August 25, 2023 at the Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, Missouri.  A memorial service will be held 11:30 AM Friday August 25, 2023 at the Hume United Methodist Church.  Memorial contributions are suggested to St Jude Children's Hospital or American Diabetes Association.  Online condolences can be left at  

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Graveside Service

Friday, August 25, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Friday, August 25, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Hume United Methodist

304 2nd St, Hume, MO 64752

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