Coffey Funeral Home

937 Broad Street, New Tazewell, TN


Gary V Brooks

September 3, 1949July 1, 2019

Gary V. Brooks ,age 69, of Tazewell TN was born September 3, 1949 and passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2019 with his wife by his side, after a battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of the Little Sycamore community, except for his military service during the Vietnam War. Gary retired from Claiborne Farmer's CO-OP in December of 2018 after working there for 30 years. Gary and the love of his life Debra celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on March 16, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father Rev. Wallace Brooks. Father-in-law and mother-in-law Leon and Inez Lester. Brother-in-law Stephen Lester. Several aunts and uncles. Gary is survived by his wife Debra Lester Brooks. Daughter and son-in-law Stephanie Heather and Johnny Richardson. Granddaughters Jordan and Samantha Richardson. Mother Gladys Brooks. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law Donna and Ricky West. Nephews Justin and Andrew West. As well as numerous aunts and cousins. He is also survived by his supportive, loving CO-OP family. Gary leaves behind his two precious cats, who worshipped him, Sydney and Sophie. The family will receive friends Wednesday July 3rd from 2:30 until 4:30 PM at Coffey Funeral Home. The graveside service will follow in the Cook-Pleasant View Cemetery with military honors. Officiating: Rev. Tommy Louthan Jr. Obituary: Rev. Paul Collingsworth; Pallbearers: Ricky West, Justin West, Andrew West, Johnny Richardson, Tony Duncan, and Toby Duncan Honorary Pallbearers: His CO-OP Family.


  • Debra "Debbie" Brooks, Spouse
  • Stephanie Heather & Johnny Richardson, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Jordan & Samantha Richardson, Granddaughter
  • Gladys Brooks, Mother
  • Donna & Ricky West, Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law
  • Justin & Andrew West, Nephew
  • Supportive, Loving CO-Op Family, Friend
  • Sydney and Sophie, Precious Cats

  • Ricky West, Active
  • Justin West, Active
  • Andrew West, Active
  • Johnny Richardson, Active
  • Tony Duncan, Active
  • Toby Duncan, Active


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Gary V Brooks

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margaret Seals Bull

July 4, 2019

To all of Gary's family and friends. May the peace and love of God be with each of you during this time of grief. With deepest sympathy Clifford & Margaret Seals Bull

Kathy Ramsey-Gibson

July 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Had not seen Gary in awhile. I worked at Hancock Coop. I got to know Gary on a coop trip we went on to Charleston. He loved his family and community.
He was such a kind person and felt so comfortable around him. We always talked when I drop in at Tazewell. He will be greatly missed. He was great at his job. Most of the time a friendly smile.
Few thoughts on Gary.
This is a very hard time. Try and lean on God. He will carry you threw. Took me a long time to do that. Keep your family in my prayers. As well as his Coop family.
Wonderful man.