Ray Bennett Brooks

January 31, 1937January 26, 2018

Ray Bennett Brooks, 80, of Lynchburg passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Salem. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Evans Brooks.

Born in Sycamore, VA, January 31, 1937, he was the son of the late George Ulric Brooks and Vera White Brooks. Ray proudly served his country in the US Navy. He drove a bus for a number of years with the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company and later retired from Westminster-Canterbury.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Ray “Benny” Brooks and his wife Julie, Michael Brooks and his wife Terri, Janice Youngs and her husband Andy and Jason Brooks and his wife Maggie; eight grandchildren, Graham Brooks, Casey Brooks, Trent Brooks, Courtney Brooks, Christiana Sale, Lauren Boyette, Drew Youngs and Jason Brooks, II; three great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Shirley Brooks and two nephews, Ricky Brooks and Vince Brooks.

One brother, Micky Brooks preceded him in death.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel with the Rev. C. Douglas Pillow and the Rev. Bill Burleigh officiating.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the doctors, nurses and staff of the Palliative Care department of the VA hospital in Salem for the wonderful care they provided.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to either Court Street United Methodist Church or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517,


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 3, 2018


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Kay Hostetler

February 3, 2018

God bless you and your family

January 30, 2018

Barbara Patterson

January 29, 2018

Benny, I'm extending my condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Beth & Brian Duffy

January 29, 2018

Benny, Janice and Mike, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father! You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stuart Porter

January 28, 2018

Sharon, sorry to hear the news on Ray. I am thinking about you.

January 28, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your father.
Susan Wade

Rita Abbott

January 28, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Hazel and Ray lived next door to my family on Wright Shop Road. I was a teenager and my mom kept Janice and Benny for a while. It has been years since I have seen the family, but I remember all of them well. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children and entire family. I will always have good memories of Ray and how nice he was. God bless.