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Visitation


Tuesday October 2nd, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Locust Field Baptist Church
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018
11:00am

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Interment at: Locust Field Cemetery

Locust Field Cemetery
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018
12:00pm

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James Robert Brooks

James Robert Brooks, age 73, of Dillsboro, NC stepped inside the pearly gates on September 29, 2018 after a period of declining health

James was the son of the late Jess and Bertha Jenkins Brooks.  He is preceded in death by one brother, Alfred Brooks and two sisters, Margaret Green and Annie Nations. He is survived by one brother, Rev. Frank Brooks (Eula) of Dillsboro and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Locust Field Baptist Church of Dillsboro of which he loved singing in the choir.

Perhaps he was most known for his passion for any opportunity he could get to mow grass, never doubting the perfection of this work.   James, never meeting a stranger, had a contagious smile, stories to tell and a friendly wave to everyone he met.  James enjoyed his walks to town rain or shine, his cups of coffee, Levi Garrett chewing tobacco and listening to the Primitive Quartet.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 3rd at Locust Field Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Carnes, Rev. Jason Buchanan and Rev. Wayne Brooks officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, October 2nd from 6:00 till 8:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Home in Sylva, NC. Burial will be in Locust Field Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Locust Field Church Cemetery Fund at PO Box 32, Dillsboro, NC  28725

An online registry can be found at appalachianfuneralservices.com


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Guestbook

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Jessie Wilson Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jackie Boulay Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

Gwen Nicholson Oct 3 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Brooks

Gwen Nicholson Oct 3 2018 12:00 AM

I can see little Robert Brooks walking the streets of Sylva rain or shine! I can see that special walk / skip he had! Usually with a smile or a thought on his face. This is one of the things we take for grant it and we miss the most when they are gone! Little Robert will be missed!

Sharron crain Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM

Kim Beasley Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Brooks

Kim Beasley Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM

prayers for the family

richard middleton Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Brooks

richard middleton Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM

Robert would always come by my office for a cup of coffee and tell me he wanted to buy a house with one big room and little rooms on the side and if I found one he would bring the money and buy it. One day I said Robert you sound like you want to buy a church. He said yes I do. Now he has his home that looks like a church.

Gaye Buchanan Oct 1 2018 12:00 AM

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