John Brooks
John Brooks
  • March 10, 1948 - September 16, 2015
  • Bella Vista, Arkansas

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"Life is not a dress rehearsal."

John Charles Brooks, 67, passed away on September 16, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri after an extended illness.
He was born on March 10, 1948 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas to the late, Dr. Willard Crawford and Mary Bernice (McCormick) Brooks.
He was the loving husband of Carolyn (Watson) Brooks.
During high school, John lettered in baseball, track, basketball, and football.
He was also All State in each of these sports. While attending the University of Arkansas, from 1967-1972,
he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was an avid deer hunter, fisherman and Razorback fan.
John was a member of the Grace Point Church and was a broker at Cooper Communities for over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Bella Vista; son, John Crawford Brooks of Bella Vista, two daughters, Ashley Brooks and husband, Tanner Bedwell of Bentonville and Alli Brooks of Little Rock; sister, Treka Vaughn of Gentry; his mother-in-law, Norma Watson of West Siloam, Oklahoma, sisters-in-law, Barbara Watson, Billie Watson both of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Kathy and Jim Sparks of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 3:00pm in Bentonville Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Callison-Lough Funeral Home, Bentonville.
Donations can be made in his honor to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter.
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