Arthur D. Brooks of Ringling, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the age of 81. Art died peacfully at home with his beloved wife, Janet and his children at his side. Art was born in Athens, Ohio on September 10, 1938 to the late Jesse and Jenny M. (Seacoy) Brooks. Art was also preceded in death by his grandson, Logan Brooks; stepson, Daniel Hudson; 4 brothers and 1 sister.
After serving in the US Army from 1957 to 1961 he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he lived for 51 years before relocating to Oklahoma in 2017. He loved gospel music and was a member of the Whitehall Nazarene Church and most recent East Columbus Community Church. He retired as a Salesman from Creasy Foods.
Art is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janet Brooks; children, Brent (Cindy) Brooks, Brian Brooks, Bruce (Yi-Ping) Brooks and Barb (Rob) Wells; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Goldie Dille; brother, Jesse (Phyllis) Brooks; step-children, Tom Hudson, Bill Hudson and Armeda (Bob) Smith; 8 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Pat Piccolo.
His family will receive friends on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 East Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, where his funeral service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:30pm with Pastor Calvin Green officiating. Graveside services will be held at Athens Memory Gardens, 7360 Cameron Rd., Athens, OH 45701 on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 3:00pm.
The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Cross Timbers Hospice and requests memorial donations be made in Art’s memory to: Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 “C” Street NW, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401.
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