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705 North Main Street
PO Box 864
Andrews, TX 79714
Phone: 432-524-5809
Fax: 432-523-2275
Walter Brooks

Walter Brooks

Tuesday, August 2, 1938 - Friday, September 13, 2019
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Obituary

Walter Brooks, 81, of Odessa passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 in Odessa surrounded by his family.

Family and friends will celebrate his life at a military graveside service at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in the Andrews West Cemetery in Andrews. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM on Monday at McNett Funeral Home in Andrews. Please visit www.mcnettfuneralhome.com for obituary information, visitation and service details, and family pictures and videos.

Walter was born on August 2, 1938 in Murray, Texas to Jessie Alexander Brooks and Vearlene Averette Brooks. He was raised and attended schools in Olney, Texas. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and the National Guard from 1956 – 1964. He had lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had worked in maintenance for The Bama Pie Company and Pepsi Cola for many years. He moved to Odessa in 1982, where he was a maintenance supervisor for several apartments, including The Woodlands, Summer Tree, and Westwood Square. He had married Rilla Leah Meeks Brooks on January 1, 1990 in Odessa, and they had attended Northside Baptist Church in Odessa. He enjoyed drinking coffee all day, fishing, being around his pets, and was known to be a workaholic. He was also known as “Tin Man” by collecting scrap, junk, and cans in Odessa. He was known to tell jokes, being ornery, and would give the shirt off his back to help anyone. He was preceded in death by his wife on July 30, 2006, his parents, and 4 siblings, Roy Brooks, Helen Viola, Lois Carr, and Jeanet Dempsey.

Walter is survived by his 2 sons, Darren Hightower and wife, Melinda Lewis, of Odessa and Mark Brooks and wife, Vicki, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1 grandson, Justin Brooks of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The family would like to thank Star Hospice in Odessa, and memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, or Star Hospice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    McNett Funeral Home
    Address
    705 North Main Street
    Andrews, Texas 79714
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, September 16, 2019 | 9:00am - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:00pm
    Location
    McNett Funeral Home
    Address
    705 North Main Street
    Andrews, Texas 79714
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    Notes
    The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
  • Third Visitation

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    McNetrt Funeral Home
    Address
    705 North Main
    Andrews, Texas
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    Notes
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Andrews West Cemetery
    Address
    SW 14th and SW Ave D
    Andrews, Texas 79714
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    Notes
    Military graveside services will be handled by the United States Air Force.
  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Andrews West Cemetery
    Address
    SW 14th & SW Avenue D
    Andrews, Texas 79714
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Brother Clydel Chapman

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