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Raymond Laverne Brooks

Friday, September 14, 2012

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Raymond Laverne Brooks

Oct. 16, 1932 - Aug. 4, 2012

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico -- Raymond Laverne Brooks passed away Aug. 4, 2012, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born in McCook, Nebraska to Cletus and Ruth Brooks on Oct. 16, 1932. He served in the United States Army while attending the University of Nebraska, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business after his military service in Panama. He retired from Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, after 27 years of dedicated work.

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He served in the community of Richardson, Texas, where he raised his family for 30 years. He coached youth soccer for many years in Richardson and made an impact in many young people's lives. He expressed the motto "It's not what you have, but what you do with what you have that matters."

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Delores Helena Brooks (Campbell) of McCook, Nebraska of 40 years, and their daughter Terry King of Largo, Florida. He will be dearly missed by his family of 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his children Mike Brooks of Omaha, Nebraska; Mark Brooks of Centennial, Colorado; Beth Weaver of Spring, Texas; Scott Brooks of Westminster, Colorado; and Brian Brooks of Wylie, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any remembrances and memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway N, Allen, TX 75013, where he will be laid to rest with Delores by his family.