Billy Austin Brooks

May 22, 1939May 23, 2010

May 24, 2010 Old Fort, NC

Billy Austin Brooks, devoted husband and loving father, of Old Fort, NC; went home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Billy will always be remembered for his special smile, sense of humor, and loving and gentle ways. Additionally, he enjoyed gardening, and bush trimming, and is known for his unique shaping of hedges such as a transfer truck, elephant, train, pineapple, and an a-model car.

He was the son of the late Henry David Brooks and Opal Frances Austin Brooks both of Old Fort, NC. He was born on May 22, 1939 in Buncombe County.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Reed of Old Fort, NC.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Christena Evans Brooks, two daughters; Diane Brooks of Old Fort, Glenda Glenn and husband Jay of Marion, NC; one brother, J.D. Brooks and wife Katherine of Asheville, NC; one brother-in-law, Clarence Reed of Old Fort, NC; and one grandson, Joshua Glenn and wife Courtney of Taylorsville, NC. Also surviving are many cherished nieces and nephews and their families.

He was a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church of Old Fort, NC.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Grace Community Church on Hwy 70 West, Marion, NC. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm when the service will begin. There will be special seating reserved for members of Ebenezer Methodist Church.

Kirksey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Words of comfort may be shared with the Brooks family at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 26, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 26, 2010
  • Entombment Thursday, May 27, 2010

Billy Austin Brooks

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


May 29, 2010

So sorry to hear of Billy's passing.He was such a nice man.I know Carolyn met him in heaven with open arms.Deb Foxx

Arbie Huffman

May 27, 2010

Billy was a great man who will be deeply missed, He is however in a much better place now.

Judy Willis

May 27, 2010

Dear Glenda and Diane,
Please know that I am thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your Dad. May you feel God's peace and love during these sad times. Love and prayers to you both.

Dennis Sult

May 26, 2010

The entire family remains in my thoughts and prayers. I encourage you to lean on the strength of God and His complete and perfect comfort during this season of your lives. I feel as if I have known Billy much longer than I have from hearing all the wonderful stories and seeing the great love within your family. Imagine the wonderful reception he recieved of "Well done, good and faithful servant"!

Ralphia Newell

May 25, 2010

We will always remember Billy as a kind, funny, gentleman.
We worked with him many years ago at Pisgah Yarn, and considered him a good friend. The family is in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve his passing. May God bless you as only He can.
Mildred Webb & Ralphia Newell

Hope Wright

May 25, 2010

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.