Thomas Carl Brooks, Sr.

February 23, 1949November 13, 2021

Thomas Carl Brooks, Sr., 72, of Waynesboro passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Augusta Health.

Born February 23, 1949 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Harry Carl Brooks and Pauline (Dunn) Brooks.

Prior to retirement, he was employed by DuPont where he worked for over 30 faithful years. Thomas was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served his country honorably during the Vietnam War as a medic. He greatly enjoyed carpentry, and was skilled in woodworking.

Survivors include his three sons, Thomas Carl “Sonny” Brooks, Jr. and wife, Sherry of Rockingham, Matthew Todd Brooks and wife, Amy of Rockingham, and Nathaniel Scott Brooks and wife, Amber of Verona; grandchildren, Chad and Tristin Brooks both of Waynesboro, Ricky and Steven Brooks both of Rockingham, Sydney Rexrode of Swoope, Anakin Brooks of Verona and Noah, Levi, and Jude Brooks all of Rockingham; five great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Shifflett and husband, Roger of Crimora; and nephews, Justin and Wyatt Shifflett of Waynesboro.

Following cremation, a private memorial service will be held.

There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at!/donation/checkout

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Ethel "Susie" Henderson

November 20, 2021

I worked and knew Tom while at DuPont in Waynesboro. We worked different shifts in Nylon but I had to call him for overtime a lot. He was always so nice when I did. I'm sure he was working at Walmart Neighborhood Market in the past year because I saw and talked with him in there. So, so sorry to hear of his passing. His family will be in my prayers.

Loretta Miller

November 16, 2021

Tommy was the “little brother “ l never had. I have so many beautiful memories of our talks and reminiscing of our days together in the Brethren Church where he would always “pester” me and his sister Sharon until we were all in trouble. I loved Tommy and am so sorry for your loss, he was a good kind friend and I know that he will be sorely missed. Regards ,and so very sorry for your loss. Retta and Hoot Miller.

Amanda Baseler

November 15, 2021

I worked with Tom at Walmart a few years ago I loved his warm personality and he really was always there to listen whenever I needed someone to talk to. He will truly be missed.

Fanny Leon

November 15, 2021

I worked with Tom @ Walmart for about 4 years , he considered me his grand daughter at work , such a wonderful person , on Valentine’s Day he would get every woman at work a rose , he helped me get through life when i spoke with him . It hurts me that he is gone i will miss you Tom . I love you , and May you Rest In Peace , thank you for being you !

Heidi Emore

November 15, 2021

Tom was such a great man worked with him at Dupont and would talk to him at Walmart,heaven gained another great one rip

robert roetto

November 15, 2021

Tom and I worked at dupont for a long time,been knowing him ever since we started work there.
Heck of nice guy,saw him a lot when he was working at walmart.
He will be so missed .
I miss him already.

Vivian Brown

November 15, 2021

I knew Tommy when I was a young girl since he was dating my sister. I was the classic pesky kid sister and Tommy was so kind to me. I had the opportunity to see him again at my sister's funeral and it brought back such good feelings.

Rhonda Craig Harmon

November 15, 2021

Tommy, Sharon Kay, Pauline, and Harry were my neighbors on Sherwood Ave. I loved the family so much! I will treasure the memories. Lost my sister in April and had spoken with Tommy briefly as they were friends. Glad we got to share our memories. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Darlene Awkard

November 15, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Tom's family.
I worked with Tom at Dupont, he was always a friendly man never mat a stranger. I loved when he would laugh. I always had great talks with Tom . His smile would warm your heart! I remember when he retired from Dupont he was looking forward to spending time with his family. I would run into him at the neighborhood Walmart, that smile! RIP my friend, Darlene Awkard

Cathy Hahn

November 15, 2021

I worked with him at DuPont. He was such kind helpful coworker. He had a warm contagious smile. RIP my friend.