Glenn Leon Brooks
January 10, 1923 – February 1, 2019
Col. Glenn Leon Brooks, 96, of Midwest City, passed away peacefully on February 1st, 2019. He was born on January 10th, 1923 in Manitou, Oklahoma, to Spence and Tressa Brooks. He came of age during the Dust Bowl, and as a true Okie, spent a summer in his late teens picking fruit in California from sun up to sun down. On his 18th birthday he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam. He retired in 1976 after 35 years in the Air Force and became a community fixture near Tinker Air Force Base for over 40 years. He was an active member of the Tinker Chapel retiree group. He had a passion for genealogy and deeply loved his family and friends.
Glenn is survived by his son, Spencer; grandchildren Michael L., Reid, Michael A., and Lois Marie; great grandchildren Ben C., Ben L., Charlotte and Evelyn; daughters-in-law Ann and Patty; granddaughter in-law Mary; stepsons John and Paul Carroll; step-daughters-in-law Rebecca and Cheryl. He was predeceased by his wives, Lois and Mini; his parents, his brothers Cecil, Herman, and Dwight, his son Gary L, and his grandson William.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, February 8, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home Del City. Services will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 am at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home Del City with burial in Arlington Memorial Gardens. Chaplain Charles Anderson will officiate.
In memory of Glenn, donations may be made to Tinker Air Force Base Chapel, 6170 Arnold St., Tinker AFB, OK 73145.
- Dallas Brown
- Donny Hutchens
- Michael A. Brooks
- Michael Slape
- Reid Brooks
- Shawn Hutchens
- Lois Marie Brooks, Honorary
- Michael L. Brooks, Honorary
Tinker Air Force Base Chapel
6170 Arnold St., Tinker AFB, Oklahoma 73145
- Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
Glenn Leon Brooks
February 6, 2019
To the Brooks family,
On behalf of the Braggs History Project, we offer our condolences in your loss. Colonel Brooks' name is listed at our Braggs Veterans Park.
His thirty-five years of service are believed to be the longest of any of the hundreds of veterans listed.
Colonel Brooks served his country during times of war and peace. He earned the gratitude of a grateful nation, and of his wife's community which was proud to count him as one of our own.
Again, with deepest sympathies ~~
Braggs History Project