Roger Milton Brooks left this life for the next on August 24, 2019. He was 80 years old. Born October 22, 1938 in Herd, Okla. Roger grew up and attended high school in Bowring, Okla. graduating in 1957. While attending high school he played basketball and worked on the Culver Ranch north of Pawhuska. He lived with Rol and Velma Chinn and their children while finishing school. He was baptized at the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church in Bartlesville prior to being married.
Roger and Donna Sue Moore were united in marriage on October 22, 1960 and raised three children together on their farm in Cleveland. Roger was employed as a mechanic at Ryder Truck, Cleveland Schools and had his own shop at different times during his work life. He built a reputation as being able to fix anything. Later he had oil production and pumped wells for himself and others in Osage County.
Roger fished and hunted all of his life and even traveled to hunt elk once, but his favorite was quail hunting, owning and hunting German Shorthaired Pointers for many years.
He was considered the patriarch of his family, being the oldest, having 3 sisters and 2 brothers he enjoyed extended family gatherings with their children in addition to his own. When the children were young they would meet at Hulah Lake for picnics and Easter Egg hunts. He loved playing cards with his brothers in law at other holidays at the farm. He was smart and hard to beat but always a good sport.
Roger is survived by his children Bonnie Bart of Cleveland, John Brooks of Kaw City and Kathy and Steve Cable of Cleveland. He left 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his three sisters, Etta Mae Clark and husband Gerald, Alice Hasty and husband Richard (deceased) and Carolyn and Jim Blatchford in addition to many nieces and nephews all from Arkansas City, KS. A sister in law Jackie Brooks and husband Melvin (deceased) of Cleveland. Step brothers Bobby Hicks and wife Dorothy, Mike Hicks and wife Nancy of Tulsa.
Proceeding Roger in death were his mother Irene Faye Hollipeter Hicks, step-father Erroll Hicks, brothers Billy Brooks and Melvin Brooks and beloved granddaughter Lindsey Bart.
His final request after cremation is to have his ashes scattered back at Herd, Okla. where his life in this world began. The family will honor his final wishes on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1 p.m. for anyone wishing to attend.