Lewis Wilson Brooks Jr., 90, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Midland after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, in Brooks Cemetery in Young County. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home in Graham.

Mr. Brooks, “Woo,” was born in Graham on Jan. 6, 1923, to the late Lewis Wilson and Mollie (Wenninger) Brooks Sr. 

He attended Graham High School where he played basketball. On Oct. 26, 1943, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy where he proudly served in the communications field until May 15, 1946. 


After actively serving his country, Mr. Brooks began his career with Halliburton Services, where he was a faithful employee for 35 years. 

He retired on April 16, 1986. He married Faye Owens on Aug. 17, 1965, in Las Vegas, Nev. Together they lived in Wichita Falls, Jacksboro, Possum Kingdom Lake and Midland. Mr. Brooks lived a full and gracious life surrounded by those who love him dearly. 

He will always be remembered for his quick wit and endearing charm. 

His family and friends have been abundantly blessed by his devotion to each of us. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Wilma Sims, Elisa Neve and Gwendolyn Thompson; brother, Russell Brooks; daughter, Jana Lee Brooks; grandson, Cameron Brooks; and stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Lynn Fowler.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Faye Brooks of Midland; sons, Lewis Wilson Brooks III and wife Betty of Gladewater and Danny Ross Brooks and wife Monte of Longview; stepsons, Eddie Wayne Laney and wife Nita of Midland and Ronnie Eugene Fowler of Midland; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.