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Brooks Sr., William Neal (Bill)

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September 18, 1947 - February 16, 2015

Brooks Sr., William Neal (Bill)

William Neal Brooks Sr. (Bill) of Carrollton, Texas

Bill was born on September 18, 1947 in Dallas, Texas and passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015 after a 2 year battle with cancer.  He was the son of the late Edward Dee Brooks and Gertrude Brooks/Shauchunas, and stepfather Peter Shauchunas.

Bill is survived by wife, Linda (Susie) Brooks of Carrollton Texas; three children, William Neal Brooks II (Lil Bill) of Justin Texas, Amber and Haley of Carrollton Texas; five grandchildren, Rachel, Emma, Kimber, Eli and Drew.  He is also survived by his brother, Edward Dee Brooks II of Palestine Texas; three stepbrothers, David Haas of Balch Springs, Texas, Michael Haas of Washington State, Bobby Shauchunas of Texas; sisters-in-law, Alice Brooks of Kaufman, Texas, Shirley Seay of Carrollton, Texas, Sandi Burt of Farmers Branch, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law Richard & Dottie Powell and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert (Bob) Brooks.

Bill served for our country in the United States Army with 3 tours in the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of 3 Purple Hearts along with other honors. He was a professional truck driver as well as a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather.  He loved fishing, motorcycles and drag racing. He will be missed dearly by all his family and beloved pets.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at North Dallas Funeral Home, followed by military burial with honors at 12:30 pm at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas Texas 75211.

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Susie Brooks

March 02, 2015 8:02PM

I'm not sure if I'm suppose to put something in here, but I just wanted to leave him one more message. Bill, you will always be in my heart and I truly miss you. May God put his arms around you and bless you as you are among the Angels . Love you, Your wife Susie !

Jimmy Edwards and Family

February 23, 2015 9:35AM

My condolences over the loss of Bill. I will always remember him and loved being able to take care of him. We lost a good and honorable man. I pray that God will continue to comfort all of you during this, your great time of need. God Bless all of you, especially Roscoe! :)

cathy little

February 22, 2015 11:57AM

We love you and will miss you so very much. I am praying Gods comfort and peace will surround you all Susie, Bill, Amber,Drew and Haley. Love you Cousin Cathy

Amber Brooks

February 22, 2015 11:51AM

I love & miss u so much daddy.. so does Drew he has been asking about u constantly all week. May u R.I.P..

Peggy Pyle

February 22, 2015 10:10AM

Susie and family
we are so sorry for your loss
Peggy and Ralph Pyle

Richard F. Kordus

February 22, 2015 8:42AM

My deepest sympathy to all members of the Brooks family for your loss. While I never met William, daughter Amber often spoke of what a great person he was and his love for her and what a great soldier he was to his family and our country.

Jim and Pat Coon

February 21, 2015 6:05PM

Susie and family,
We are sending prayers for God to comfort you and bring you peace and understanding. Bill "Grumpy" has been a dear friend for many years and will be missed dearly. I'm sure gonna miss those phone conversations.

"Grumpy" we will go over negotiations when we meet again.

Godspeed my friend. Jim and Pat

Mayor Greg Scott

February 20, 2015 11:10AM

Bill and the Brooks family, Debbie and I are sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying to strengthen your spirits in this time of need.
Thank You Bill Brooks Sr. for your service to preserve our freedoms!!!
Rest in Peace,Sir

Nikki Jones

February 20, 2015 9:48AM

I am truly sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Linda (Kirby) Harrell

February 19, 2015 8:38PM

Susie and family, I'm sending my deepest sympathy to all of you. Bill will always be remembered as a great man who loved his family. He will never be forgotten. God has an amazing angel by his side. Love to all of you, Linda