Barry L. Brooks
Barry L. Brooks
  • June 15, 1945 - November 16, 2017
  • Midland, Texas

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Barry L. Brooks, 72, of Midland, Texas, passed away at approximately 8:00 p.m. on November 16, 2017.
Barry was born in Marietta, Georgia on June 15, 1945 to Harold and Evelyn Brooks. Barry graduated from high school and continued on to Southwestern Baptist Seminary.
Barry married Marilyn J. Shatzer of Tiffin, Ohio in Toledo, Ohio on March 14, 1970. They were married for forty seven years.
Barry's career began with serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1969. Later his career moved to Law Enforcement for four years, and then he went to Southwestern Baptist Seminary for three years. After Seminary, Barry pastored two churches in Arizona. In 1988 Barry and Marilyn moved to Midland where Barry was employed by Between the Walls Gun Store until 2001.
Later he moved to Ellis Funeral Home, retiring in 2015. Barry was a Mason from 1971 until the present. Barry and Marilyn were active members of Bellview Baptist Church of Midland, Texas.
Barry is preceded in death by his parents Harold and Evelyn Brooks. Barry is survived by wife, Marilyn J. Brooks of Midland, Texas; sister, Barbra Bryant and her husband James of Rockport, Texas; nephew, Randy Bryant; nieces, Shellie Houston and Karen Bryant.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday November 20, 2017 at Ellis Funeral Home. Services will be November 21, 2017 at 1100 a.m. at Bellview Baptist Church of Midland, Texas with Pastor Aaron Wills officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, on N. "A" Street in Midland, Texas.
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Family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Benevolent Funds at Bellview Baptist Church, 1710 N. Big Spring St. Midland, Texas 79701.
Arrangements under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, Midland, TX.