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William Jake Brooks

Obituary Date: Friday, March 29, 2013

Mr. William Jake Brooks, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013.

Mr. Brooks moved to Dahlonega in 1984 moving from Columbus, GA. He was a Christian and was a member of Saint Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Dahlonega. He was a veteran of 28 years in Fire Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, fought in the Vietnam War, and retired from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega where he was the Fire Chief.

Jake was the son of the late Lunsford Buddy and Elena Roberts Brooks, and was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Henry, Buddy and Lavone Brooks; and sister, Shirley Valdez.

He is survived by his wife, Helyn Brooks; son and daughter-in-law William Jake and Monica Brooks III of West Point, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie Brooks and Clinton Crites, Sassa Mychelle and Eddie Cole, both of Dahlonega, GA, Heather Elizabeth and Michael Schardan of Avondale Estates, GA; brother and sister-in-law, James and Mary Brooks; sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Ann and Jessie White of Thomaston, GA, Fay and Tim Mullins of Butler, GA; grandchildren, Jeffery Kyle Marshall, Josey Dylan Marshall, Jacob Christian Marshall, William Jake Brooks IV, Cameron Jake Christian Brooks, Stella Evangline Schardan, Madyson Brooke Cole, Molly Kate Brooks, and Makinsey Ann Cole; great-grandchild, Jaelyn Nicole Chirillo. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Jake are scheduled for 1:00 PM Monday, April 1, 2013 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, GA.

Rev. Frank Colladay and Rev. Albert Daviou will officiate.

Interment will follow at Dahlonega Memorial Park in Dahlonega, GA.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 6 PM until 9 PM, Sunday, March 31, 2013 and 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Monday, April 1, 2013.

Online condolences may be made at

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral Date
04/01/2013 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Banister Funeral Home