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Wayne Harris Brooks, long time resident of Chickasha, Oklahoma and Grady County, passed away on September 4, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ
He was born in Bray, Oklahoma on July 26, 1922. He was 94 years old. He was the son of Joseph H. Brooks and Viola Dowty. He also attended Chickasha schools.
He married Pauline A. Burnett, February 8, 1942, in Stephens County, Oklahoma and was married for 72 years. His wife Pauline proceeded him in death on October 25, 2014.
He served in the military during World War Two with the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, United States Army. His unit participated in two of the largest battles of the war, the invasion of Normandy and Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944 and the following winter, December through January 1945, the Battle of the Bulge. His unit earned two different Presidential citations for bravery. He was a disabled veteran from a wound he received the morning of June 6, Omaha Beach. He was discharged from the service in December 1945 and returned home to his wife Pauline.
He worked for the Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company, Chickasha for a few years, and also for Ferguson Motor Company before starting his civil service career with the Chickasha post Office, which spanned over thirty years, starting out accepting a walking route then being promoted to a rural route, from which he retired.
He also coached baseball for the Chickasha OK Kids, thirteen and fourteen year olds, and umpired many a game behind the plate. He was also a member of the Chickasha Barber Shop Quartet, and a member of the First Christian Church.
Wayne is survived by one son Gregory Lynn Brooks, of Phoenix, Arizona, one Granddaughter Holly Lynn Brooks-Newby, and two great grandchildren Jordan Lynn Hall, and Jadon Edward Hall, all of Moore, Oklahoma.
A private memorial service will be held at a future date in Phoenix, Arizona.
Published on  September 20, 2016
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