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The Brooks Family has been in Dallas since 1942. After Wilson & Faye Brooks graduated high school they made their home in Oak Cliff, Texas. Wilson Brooks was a barber by trade and worked in the Oak Cliff / Dallas area from 1942 to 1972 when he passed away. Faye Brooks rode the trolley car every morning from Oak Cliff to Downtown Dallas where she worked for A. Harris & Company for many years. In 1955 Wilson & Faye moved their home and family to Farmers Branch, Texas. Wilson was involved with Senior league baseball for many years in Farmers Branch. They were members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Many Saturdays Wilson would gather the neighborhood boys and give them haircuts free of charge. He was very active and very loving with his neighbors and community and especially his family. Faye was very active in civic and schools in Farmers Branch. She was very active in P.T.A. Faye has never met a stranger. She has helped many families along the way. Wilson and Faye had four children. Wilson’s hard work ethics in treating people fairly was instilled in his children. After Wilson’s death in 1972, Faye reared her children as a single mother. She later married James N. Sturgis, a longtime family friend, who had lost his wife to heart disease. They continued to reside in Farmers Branch and are members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. James N. Sturgis served as an executive with Dupont for over 40 years when he retired in 1994.
John P. Brooks was the third born to Wilson & Faye Brooks. He spent most his childhood years in Farmers Branch attending the Carrollton / Farmers Branch school system playing baseball and football and staying active in church. John is a graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he was the President of his graduating class and member of Pi Sigma Eta fraternity. John is the President of the John P. Brooks Funeral Corporation which owns funeral homes in Dallas. John is a lay eucharistic minister in his church and also on the Board of Directors of Parents Against Crime and Drugs and the Foundation for Crippled Children, currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas County Funeral Directors Association. John and John’s parents James & Faye Sturgis and John’s daughter Thaedra and John’s cousin Charles E. McCoy, operate the businesses on a daily basis. One thing the Brooks family is proud of is the fact that we are truly family owned and operated. The Brooks family offers a full range of services to families and loved ones during a time of need. Whether you choose a traditional funeral service or cremation service, our professional staff are here to help you. We give families the opportunity to design the service to fit their budget. Our funeral home has been featured in D Magazine, front page of the Dallas Morning News and John P. Brooks was interviewed on Channels 8 & 11 concerning the growing trend of cremation. We have serviced Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Buddhists. The Brooks family has a policy that our doors are open to all people. We offer prearranged funerals and cremations at competitive prices with the utmost integrity.
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