Jay William Brooks, 73, of Nelsonville passed away at his home, East Clayton Farm, on 2-22-22 after a long, honorable battle with Alzheimer’s.
Jay was born June 13, 1948 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was a son of the late John and Gloria (Hoodlett) Brooks. After graduating from Nelsonville High School in 1966, Jay turned down a football scholarship in order to join the United States Marine Corp and serve in the Vietnam War. Jay returned to Nelsonville to join his family business, William Brooks’ Shoe, later known as Rocky Boots, retiring after 36 years in sales. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the VFW, and the Amvets.
Jay was a man of integrity who never shied away from hard work or a good time. He was extraordinarily generous and kind. He had a great sense of humor and loved life. Family was of highest importance to Jay.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Mary Michelle (Miki Kiener) Brooks; children Shawn (Erin) Fraunfelter, Jacob Brooks, and Sydney (Matt) Gottwald; brothers Mike (Pam) Brooks and Stuart (Denise) Brooks; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Barbara Fuller and Patricia Robey.
Friends may call on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, 46 East Fayette Street, Nelsonville, Ohio.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the funeral home, with the Pastor Peter Galbraith officiating
Interment: Whitmore Cemetery, York Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions can be made in Jay’s name to the Stuart Opera House, P.O. Box 217, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. THE J.E. HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME SHAWNEE, Ohio is in charge of arrangements
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