Leonard R. Brooks, Sr.
March 26, 1925 – January 7, 2018
Leonard R. Brooks, Sr, age 92, of New Castle, Delaware, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Leonard was born in Grassy Creek, NC on March 26, 1925, and was a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Stuart) Brooks. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Leonard spent his career as a metal finisher with GM and retired after 34 years. He loved fishing and traveling to his home in Florida.
In addition to his parents, Leonard is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys M. (Adkins) Brooks; sons, Leonard R. Brooks, Jr. and Ronald D. Brooks, both of New Castle; brother, Clarence Brooks; sisters, Mamie Brooks and Lottie Garrett. He is survived by his sons, Russell G. Brooks (Donna) of Lewes and Edward T. Brooks of Bear; as well as 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm, where a funeral service will be held at immediately following. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Delaware Veterans Home, 100 Delaware Veterans Boulevard, Milford, Delaware, 19963.