Riley Orestes Brooks III

August 3, 1951June 25, 2018

Riley Orestes Brooks was born on August 3, 1951 and passed away on June 25, 2018.


  • Graveside Service Friday, June 29, 2018

Riley Orestes Brooks III

have a memory or condolence to add?

Penny Crosson

June 29, 2018

Riley was one of my favorite people while we were at Alamo and Lee High School. Oddly, I was thinking about him just last week and tried to find out where he was. I was gone during our senior year, but I ran into Riley after I got back. He asked me where I'd been and said "We all have wondered what happened to you!" I was a misfit while in school and his concern and curiosity touched me more than I could ever say. I am so sorry to learn he has left us, but, from the little I know of his return from Viet Nam, maybe he is happier and more at peace now. That gentle soul should never have been in that brutal jungle in the first place. Please know you are in my thoughts, as is he.