Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler, TX


Joseph William Brooks

December 29, 1932July 20, 2019
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Joseph William Brooks, 86, of Chandler, TX, earned his highest-ranking wings at 12:56 p.m. on July 20th, 2019. He was born on December 29th, 1932 to Buena Agnes Ray and Luther Barbee Brooks in Greggton, TX. He married Eloise Brooks at Calvary Baptist Church in Gladewater, TX.

Joseph spent 22 years, 1 month and 6 days in the United States Air Force. He served first as an airplane mechanic and then later, was in charge of safety of the missile program on SAC bases in Roswell, NM, Grand Forks, ND and Jacksonville, AR. After retiring as a Master Sergeant, he started a carpentry business building piers on Lake Palestine and several houses in the Tyler area.

Joseph was preceded in death by his father, mother and wife Eloise. He is survived by his 2 children: Joe Brooks (Mayelene) and Rachael Diaz (Manuel); his sister Mary Cato of Candler, NC; his brothers Kenneth Brooks, Jack Brooks (Luther Ray), John M. and Donald. He has 4 grandchildren: Keith, Kendra, Sherry, and Jenny. He also has 9 great grandchildren: Austin, Maria, Joshua, Jessika, Joe Jr., Trevor, Jason, Matthias, and Traevis.

The military funeral service will be held Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home located at 12053 TX 64, Tyler, TX 75704. Viewing will be 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. the same day. A reception will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Tyler Rose Garden.


  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Military Funeral Services Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Interment Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Reception Friday, July 26, 2019


Joseph William Brooks

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Barbara Masten

July 25, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for his service to our country. May God’s comforting hands be around you all in this time of loss.

randy carroll

July 24, 2019

condolences to you and your family Joe, from reading about him he sounds like he was an outstanding man, and I'm sure he will be missed by all


July 24, 2019

I am a homeowner in Blue Water Key. I did not personally know Mr. Brooks. However, I do want to extend to all the family my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with and for each one in the family at this time.
Mary Calvert

pete urias

July 24, 2019

our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Joe

Minh Vu

July 24, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Let the memories of your father provide you with comfort as guidance and may the soul of your father rest in peace. My condolences to you and your family.

Rachael Diaz

July 23, 2019

Dad spent his whole life caring and supporting his family. He gracefully accepted his dementia and made jokes about. Mom and Dad are now together, forever.

Taneka Kirby

July 23, 2019

We would like to send our condolences and prayers to the Brooks Family. Joe/Maylene, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you. We ask that God continues to keep you in peace at this time.

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