Mr. Echerd Brooks age 85 of Tazewell, TN was born September 10, 1931 and passed away at his home on July 21, 2017. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean Conflict. During his time of service, Echerd earned the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation 8th Army GO #82 Echerd retired from Consumers Power in Monroe, MI. Following retirement, Echerd returned home to Tazewell and became a greeter at Walmart in New Tazewell.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents: Herman and Ethel (Whitaker) Brooks
Wife: Faye Jean (West) Brooks
Twin Brother: Ezra Brooks
Sister: Elease (Brooks) Miller Brady
He is survived by his:
Daughters: Debbie Faye (Brooks) Heiser
Sandra Dee (Brooks) Hoffstrom and husband Don
Teresa Raye (Brooks) Stemeye
Sister: Eleanore (Brooks) Kerner and husband Richard
Grandchildren: Danielle Brooks, Christopher Gallagher and wife Amy, Jonathan Gallagher, Amanda (Hoffstrom) Welshons and husband Brian, Michael Hoffstrom and wife Christina, Jared Stemeye and Jade Stemeye
A host of other loving neighbors, relatives and friends
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5PM until 7PM with funeral services to follow at 7PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Pressnell and the Rev. Joe Whitaker officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10AM in the Riverview Cemetery with full military honors.
Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.