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Roger Dale Brooks

Roger Brooks, age 65, of Cashiers, NC passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at his home. He was the son of Martha B. Hoffmann. 

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. A native of Jackson County, NC, he met his wife while in the Air Force and moved to Indiana. He later returned to Jackson County, worked in the landscaping business and became passionate about saving the hemlocks. Roger eventutually created his own company, Green Trees, and continued his quest to preserve our native hemlocks.  

Roger is survived by two sons; Michael Dale Brooks of Ann Arbor, MI and Christopher Theodore Brooks of Lafayette, IN. He is also survived by his mother; Martha B. Hoffmann, one sister; Sharon Holt, and one brother; Scott Watson. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Roger's honor to: https://savehemlocksnc.org/find-outdoors-new-citizen-science-lab-and-research-findings-feature-the-eastern-hemlock/

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family. 

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So sorry to hear of Roger passing, we were friends and class mates all through elementary and high school. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Ronnie Norris May 22 2021 12:00 AM

Roger & I were classmates and good friends in high school. I grew up in Cashiers and he in Glenville on Pine Creek. He was a great guy and good friend. I was shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. My sincere condolences. Please know I have the family in my prayers. Reba Calhoun Pendleton

Reba Calhoun Pendleton Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

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