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David M. Brooks

March 1, 1936 — May 16, 2023

David Milton Brooks, 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. He died peacefully with family and friends by his side. A visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel in Woodway, TX. Graveside services will be Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 1:00pm at the Stanford Chapel Cemetery in Lorena, TX.

David was born on March 1, 1936, in Versailles, New York, to David and Vera (Silas) Brooks. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He was stationed at James Connally Air Base in Waco with the 12th Air Force Combat Command. He also served at Laughlin Airbase in Del Rio, Texas, Cannon Airbase in Clovis, New Mexico, and Clark Airbase in the Philippines as an aircraft mechanic.

While stationed in Waco, he met his bride of 65 years Mary Anita Love. They were married on June 14, 1957. During his career he was employed by Bird-Kultgen Ford and retired from State Farm Claims.

David enjoyed tinkering in his workshop and could build or fix anything. He took pride in keeping a manicured lawn, enjoyed watching Nascar, and rescued numerous dogs and cats through the years. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandson Andrew and great-grandchildren: "Come on, PaPa, let's go outside".

David was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Cal, and sisters Rita and Geraldine. He is survived by his wife, Mary. Two children, Dr. Cynthia Brooks McAdams and David Michael Brooks. Grandson Andrew McAdams and wife Brittani, two great-grandsons Nolan Andrew and Charles Brooks McAdams, sister Sheila Cooper, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved rescues Gracie, Little Toot, and Kitty, Kitty.

The family would like to thank his hospice nurse Jason and care providers, Rosa, Juana, and Jasmine.

Anyone wishing to honor David's life may donate to the Humane Society of Central Texas, the American Cancer Society, or your favorite charity.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, May 20, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Bluebonnet Parlor of Grace Gardens, Woodway Dr, Waco

8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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Graveside Service

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Stanford Chapel Cemetery

11002 Chapel Road, Lorena, TX 76655

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