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“Courtney ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jeter - Richmond, VA

“My thoughts and prayers. I no that my pop (Eugene) your brothers are together again. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: paul brooks - Wallingford, PA

“I feel very blessed to have been able to care for both Mr and Mrs Brooks during their time at home. I wish I could have spent more time there as I...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Tiffany Edmonds Desjarlais - VA

“Our deepest condolences and prayers for strength. God Bless the Brooks family. George & Pamela Eakin ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: George Eakin - Montgomery, TX

“Deepest sympathy to the Brooks family. May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time. I have so many great memories...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer - Fredericksburg, VA

“I enjoyed any years working with my brother, R. Garnett Brroks, as I am also a Mason and currently the General Secretary of the Richmond Scottish...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Carpenter - Richmond, VA

“Betty and family, please accept our sincerest condolences. I know your father must have been an exceptional individual and hopefully there is some...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jay & Jenny Howren - Richmond, VA

“Betty, Very sorry to learn of the death of your father. Wish I could be there to give you a hug. May God's amazing grace and love be with you and...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Shirley Daniel - Mathews, VA

“Deepest sympathies to Betty & family. I only met Mr Brooks recently but he was a unique individual with so much spirit & personality. While he has...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Janice Nuckols - Midlothian, VA

“My thoughts and prayers sent to the family.. He will be truly missed! Garnett was so special to me he was the like a father to me, we spent a lot of...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Laurie - King george, VA

“Garnett brooks you were a great man, a great sheriff an better yet a great grandfather. I know your going to be in a better place an you can watch...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Robert brooks - Fredericksburg, VA

“I am very sorry to hear of our former sheriff's passing. My father, Wilson M. Blatt of Milford, VA, always spoke highly of Mr. Brooks. I remember...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Blatt Binter - Moorestown, NJ

“Sorry to hear this. My Mother and Gloria worked together for many years. I know he will be missed by all ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Whittaker - Carmel Church, VA


Reuben Garnett Brooks, 91, of Bowling Green passed away peacefully at home with his family and care providers at his side on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
Born July 11, 1922, in Woodford, he was the son of Joseph Edward and Annie Brooks. He is survived by his daughter, Betty Cwiklinski, two sons, William Bowie Brooks and Reuben G. Brooks, Jr.; a sister, Ruth Tomichek; and grandsons, Robert Brooks, Chris Gentry and Allen Chewning.
Garnett served the citizens of Caroline County as Sheriff 17 years, from 1947-1964, and served the citizens of the State of Virginia as Investigator, Department of Commerce for 19 years, from 1964-1983. Garnett is a proud Noble of the Mystic Shrine ACCA Temple of Richmond, VA and Brother of the 32 Degree of the Scottish Rite. He served as President of the Caroline County Republican Committee and was a member of Woodmen of the World. He was a loving husband of 48 years to his wife, Gloria H. Brooks, who preceded him in death. He was a devoted father and dedicated community servant and will be missed and remembered by all who knew him as a strong, caring, compassionate individual.
A memorial service, with Masonic rites, will be held 7 p.m. Monday, January 13 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.