Lt. Col. Hiram H. Brooks (Ret), May 26, 1921~April 24, 2017

BrooksLt. Col. Hiram H. Brooks, USMC (Ret.) passed away April 24, 2017 . He was born to Byron and Eloise Brooks in Carthage, IL. on May 26, 1921.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Rita L. Brooks; son, James R. Brooks and grandson, Joshua Brooks.  He is survived by his sister, Jane Goodman of Wilmington, NC; his daughters, Pat Holman of Blue Springs, MO, Maria Anderson and sons, Michael, Bill and Richard Brooks, all of Springdale, AR; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He attended the University of Arkansas and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.  He received a commendation from President Harry S. Truman for his service during World War II, served in the Guadalcanal Campaign and was active duty during the Korean War. He was a past President of the Fayetteville Exchange Club, a member of the American Angus Association and a member of the St. Louis Men’s Apparel Association.  He was an avid golfer and Razorback Fan.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Elizabeth Richardson Center or the American Diabetes Association.  Visitation will be held Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 3-5 at Beard’s Chapel, Fayetteville.

Funeral services will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery Monday, May 1, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with full military honors. 

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    Name » 26. Apr, 2017

    I share his name. I am Jane Goodman’s grand daughter, Hannah Brooks Giddens. Prayers to all of his family and friends and thanks to him and his loved ones for his service.

    Jamie Brooks » 26. Apr, 2017

    Beautiful tribute to a strong Marine.

    Lillian Harding » 27. Apr, 2017

    Pat, Maria, Mike, Bill, and Ricky,

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Uncle Hi’s passing. I remember him fondly and know he will be missed. He’s probably sharing jokes in Heaven with my mother right now.

    Love to you all,
    Lillian Halterman Harding

    Jenny Goodman-Hansen and Family » 30. Apr, 2017

    We are praying for your family out here in Illinois. My mother was always so proud to talk about her oldest brother Hi and his very appreciated and respected accomplishments in the United States Marine Corp. “I recall him keeping me in line too. One time reminding me to keep my feet off the table during a family reunion event.” We are indebted to him and those who share the same love of country and values. His obituary was beautiful written. Thank you. May the Lord’s blessings help to bring your family peace during such a difficult time.

    Jenny and family

    Captain Bill Yancey USN-RET » 01. May, 2017

    He was one of my favorite friends. While in college, I helped him at the service station he operated on College Ave. He told many stories about his time in the Corps. As a Marine sniper, God watched over him during his time in the Pacific. Semper Fi
    I regret not going to visit him after I moved back to NWA.