Harvey Joe Brooks, 80, of Blanchard, died June 25, 2012 at his home in Blanchard, Oklahoma. The son of Gladys Agnes (McKinney) and Harvey Schley Brooks, he was born October 19, 1931 in Blanchard, Oklahoma.
Joe was a lifelong resident of Blanchard and married Kathryn Sarah McDaniel on May 1, 1952 in Chickasha. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Blanchard VFW and American Legion. He loved his country very much and never missed voting in an election. He worked for many years as a truck driver and spent his spare time farming and ranching. Joe was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blanchard and enjoyed playing pitch, livestock shows, and ballgames. He loved his family very much and received great joy from his children, grandchildren, and great grandson.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, O.T. Brooks.
Joe is survived by his wife, Kathryn Brooks of Blanchard; son, Mack Brooks and wife Diana of Blanchard; daughter, Kathy Agee of Blanchard; four grandchildren, Darla Larza and husband Johnny of Blanchard, Brooke Agee of Dallas, Texas, Cody Brooks and Sarah Agee, both of Blanchard; great grandson Jase Larza of Blanchard; sisters, Wynona Driskell of Duncan and Carolyn Terrell and her husband Marvin of Marlow; sister-in-law, Linda Brooks of Blanchard; several nieces, nephews, other loved ones and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 28, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Blanchard. Reverend Braunell Richey and Reverend John Boyd will officiate with interment held in the Blanchard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Heartland Hospice, 1923 Atchison Drive, Norman, Oklahoma 73069. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook available at www.eisenhourfh.com.