OBITUARY

Clifford John Brooks

November 1, 1949March 5, 2019
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Clifford John Brooks, 69 of Stafford, Texas, passed away March 5th, 2019 in Clay County, Texas. Cliff was born November 1st, 1949 to Thomas Edward Brooks and Mae Targgart Brooks in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cliff is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lynda Brooks, son Cory Brooks and his wife Stacey, his sister Carol Harmon and her husband Bob of Lenoir, North Carolina, and his brother Craig Brooks and his wife Sue of Lexington, South Carolina; his nieces and nephews Dawn and husband John, Debra and husband Daniel, Sherrie and husband Dan (deceased), Michael and wife Maria, Tom and wife Kelly, Jennifer and husband Mike, and Justin and wife Heather; his great nieces and nephews Kaitlyn, Kyle, Gavin, Katlin, Kyle, Alec, Lauren, Wyatt, Samuel, and Ellie; and great-great nieces and nephews.

Cliff served in the Army as a Communications Security Specialist, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expedition Medal, and Expert Badge (Rifle M-16). Upon his discharge he went to school for Field Service Technician and, upon completion, went to work for Texas Instruments. He was in the seismic industry for 30 plus years and at Geospace Technologies for the past 20 years. He traveled the world as a technician and in sales, meeting numerous seismic friends and associates, where he was known for his quick wit and gentle nature.

Cliff loved all kinds of music and books, especially golf books, socializing with friends and family, playing softball (in his younger years), cheering for numerous Houston sports teams, and golf. Golf was his passion. He was a board member and past president of the Houston Amateur Golf Association for 25+ years and played at least once a week. He always said, "It never rains on the golf course and any day on any course is a great day."

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Clifford John Brooks

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Jeff Kozial

March 16, 2019

I have had the pleasure of knowing Cliff since 1979. I always considered him a good friend and enjoyed his company. It was always fun to listen to him talk about his golf game. Being a non-golfer, he always had to talk to me real slow so I could understand his enthusiasm about his game. He always got a kick out of that. Cliff, you will be missed by so many! Rest in peace my friend.

Bob Jolly

March 16, 2019

I met Cliff 30 years ago at Softball Country Club when he was a team mate of my wife's coed softball team. I then reconnected with him at Bill Quinn's annual golf tournaments. He was always such a delight to be around and catch up on old times. A kind soul and passionate golfer, he will be remembered fondly. I'm very happy that I had the privilege to know Cliff.

Dee Dee Droughton

March 15, 2019

Cliff was the sunshine in our day! He always had a smile, a joke or a gift for someone, often someone he barely knew.
If you didn’t know Cliff, it wasn’t because he didn’t try.
For me he was a teacher, a mentor and a friend. I learned much of what I know about the seismic product and seismic industry. He always made time to share his vast knowledge .
I extend my deepest sympathy to his family and his friends.
Cliff, you are missed.

Dee Dee Droughton

Candace Dawson

March 14, 2019

Cliff was a kind, compassionate and generous soul, always with a twinkle in his eye. He was a delight as a co-worker. Gone too soon, Cliffy. God speed.

Tom Brooks

March 14, 2019

Grandpa and Dad were very strict, Grandma and Carol were loving and kind, but ruled with a wooden spoon :))
Cliff was the Young, Fun, carefree Hippy kind of Uncle. He was the cool cat we all looked up too.

A veteran, husband, father and a successful career in which he traveled the world, we all looked up to him and considered him a Superstar!! As he traveled the world he never forgot his nieces and nephews, as we would receive trinkets and currencies from countries we had not learned of yet in school.

A Gentlemen, student of life and a man with a Morale Compass, I hope to match in life!

They don't make them like Cliff anymore! I'm gonna miss you Pal!!!!

Rick Wheeler

March 13, 2019

Cliff's friendship was such a blessing. I'm certain that my life was made better because of it, and this is true for anyone else that knew him. I pray for the comfort that only our Lord Jesus Christ can give to Lynda and Cory and to all the rest of us that are devastated by his loss.

Brad Torry

March 13, 2019

We all have people we are glad we shared parts of our life with and Cliff you are one of those. Having shared many experiences together over the last 20years they will always hold great memories. Whether a trade show, the golf course, a casual lunch or just catching up, your energy and caring approach to life was always present. We will miss you but remember you as a great person, family man and all around friend.

Max Bauer

March 12, 2019

I’ve known Cliff since our days at HGS 32 years ago.
Cliff was a person who believed in stepping up when he was able and doing the right thing.
Will miss your smiling face and can attitude Cliff.
Cliff was a true Gentleman who will be sorely missed.

John Snook

March 12, 2019

I remember Cliff as someone who would always show up at my office and tell me a joke as a prelude to asking for my help. Once as I was standing in line at a Subway, I surprised him by asking him what was his handicap on the sandwich that he just ordered. He turned around was surprised that I was behind him and smiled that big grin of his. A real genuine good guy.

Robin Ellis

March 12, 2019

The nicest, gentlest, sweetest guy in the seismic industry........

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