Debo Funeral Home


Harry Linwood Brooks

October 10, 1945October 1, 2020

Harry Linwood Brooks, 74, Fulton, MO, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Harry was born on October 10, 1945 in Fulton, MO the son of William Elliott “Abe” Brooks and Ima Marie (Davis) Brooks who preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Vietnam War. On, January 25, 1970 in Fulton, MO he was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Liz” Rusk. Harry was a mail clerk for the United States Postal Service in Columbia, MO, retiring in 2010. He was of the Methodist faith, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Brooks of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Brooks of Kansas City, MO and Rebecca Quick of Fulton, MO; one brother, Bill Brooks (Linda) of Auxvasse, MO; one sister, D’Ann Hughes (Ronnie) of Kingdom City, MO; one brother-in-law, Jim Rusk of Fulton, MO; one sister-in-law, Janice Slominsky of Louisiana, MO; four grandchildren, Shella Robertson, Donna Zack, Tyler Zack and Canon Farley and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Campbell and one niece, De Etta Hughes.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Debo Funeral Home, Fulton, MO. Memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Bruce officiating, followed by full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Mexico Veterans Home or Autism Speaks, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO 65251.


  • Elizabeth Brooks, Wife
  • Kimberly Brooks, Daughter
  • Rebecca Quick, Daughter
  • Bill Brooks (Linda), Brother
  • D'Ann Hughes (Ronnie), Sister
  • Jim Rusk, Brother-in-law
  • Janice Slominsky, Sister-in-law
  • Four grandchildren, Shella Robertson, Donna Zack, Tyler Zack and Canon Farley; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


Harry Linwood Brooks

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Joyce Milk

October 8, 2020

Enjoyed working with Brooks for ten years at USPS PDF.
One time I was working next to him an I was on ten hours, six days a week an on my one way off every week my elderly mother would call an ask for me to come see her every single week. Was a four hour drive. I was complaining to Brooks an he says to me “I wish my mom could call An I could go visit her”. His Mom had passed away.
Another time he says to me .. as I walk by him at work.. “Joyce, .. I would never file sexual Harassment on you” 😁. He was kidding. Sleep well, Brooksie

Julie Nance

October 4, 2020

I’ve only known Lin since February but in that time he touched my heart with that gentle kindness and that smile of his. He was nice to everyone and always had a kind word. I enjoyed talking with him and hearing about his work at the post office. I told him my son had moved to Columbia and he asked where to see if it was somewhere close to where he’s delivered mail. He was always so grateful for anything that was done for him, and I am just grateful to have known him. May God wrap His arms around you as you miss this special man!

I will miss you Lin! Thank you soldier, for all that you gave.

Rhonda Kestler

October 2, 2020

Lin was a a one of a kind man. He always had a smile on his face and always made me, and everyone he came into contact with, smile. He never seemed to have a bad day and I loved talking with him; maybe because his favorite reply was “I agree”, what woman wouldn’t like to hear that every day? Lin had a gentle soul and in the short time he lived at MVH he made so many friends and touched so many lives, staff and veterans alike. I consider myself very lucky to have known such a wonderful man. My deepest sympathies to his wife Liz and the rest of his family. Fly high soldier! This is not goodbye, just see you later.

Sheila George

October 2, 2020

Lin was one of the kindest individuals that I have ever met. I enjoyed seeing him everyday and the smile on his face. He touched the lives of so many because of his wonderful attributes. There was not anyone that met him that didn’t love him. I enjoyed the short amount of time that I got to work with him and his beautiful wife Liz. Sympathies to his family and fly high soldier! Everyone at MVH will miss you.

Jessica Lowhorn

October 2, 2020

Lin was such a gentle, caring soul who touched many hearts of those around him. He was such a joy to be around and always had a positive attitude that was so contagious. He will truly be missed by all of us that he touched with his kind words and loving heart. Fly High Soldier


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