Ronnie Brooks | 1943-2013

Published Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Ronnie Brooks

Ronnie Brooks, 70, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Bowie with numerous loving family members and friends around him.

Funeral was Aug. 26 at the First Baptist Church of Bowie with Mike Henson officiating. Burial was at Sunset Cemetery under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.

Memorials may be made to the Rathgaber Hospitality House, 1615 12th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301 or the Bowie First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Ronnie was born May 14, 1943, in Ryan, Okla., while his mother was visiting family, but he lived in Bowie. He married Paula Allen Jan. 8, 1960, and graduated from Bowie High School in 1961.

Ronnie was a member and deacon at the First Baptist Church in Bowie. When he turned 21, he applied to game warden school and graduated June 25, 1965. Ronnie moved to Matador for his first duty station in Floyd and Motley counties.

On Aug. 26, 1966, he transferred to Decatur where he worked for Wise County until 1981. After 1981, Ronnie transferred to Throckmorton, and in 1986, he transferred to Bowie where he retired as a game warden on Aug. 30, 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Nora Brooks.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Paula Brooks of Bowie; children Ted Brooks and wife, Sandra, of Bedford, Trina Brooks of Bowie and Lance Brooks of Cary, N.C.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister Glenda Davis and husband, Phil.

One Response to “Ronnie Brooks”

  1. says:

    Ronnie Brooks was the first Game Warden I ever met. I was working as a dispatcher at the Sheriff’s Office in Wise County in the early 70’s. Ronnie’s quiet voice would come over the radio to check in, run folks and all that kind of police stuff and that quiet voice never wavered. Even during a chase Ronnie would keep his calm demeanor to keep others (like the young dispatchers) in check.
    Many times we would have to call Ronnie in the middle of the night and each time he politely answered the phone at home, took the information and shortly thereafter we would hear “2215 Decatur en-route”.
    I always hated having to call Ronnie on his off time but a game warden keeps odd hours.
    Rest in peace Ronnie and I hope that the phone never rings in the middle of the night in Heaven!


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