Ian Charles Brooks

Ian Charles Brooks, 58, of Blackshear, passed away late Sunday night, February 5, 2023, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross, following a short illness.

Born July 6, 1964, in Saranac Lake, NY, he was a son of the late Jim Golden and Elizabeth Scott Brooks. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM and then joined the United States Air Force in which he served as a K-9 handler. He lived in various places during his military career before settling in Pierce County in the late 1990s.

He enjoyed being a jokester, spending time with his family, and dressing as one of “Santa’s Helpers” during the Christmas season. He also was a faithful volunteer with Allmon’s All About Animals and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Donald Brooks.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Brooks, Blackshear; two sons, Bobby Lewis and Christopher Lewis (wife Marcy), both of Blackshear; seven grandchildren, Hope Crews, Waycross, Klystette Lovell, Blackshear, Jacob Bennett, Waycross, Wednesday Lewis, Natalie Lewis, and Rebecca Lewis, all of New Orleans, LA, and Christian Cook, Blackshear; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jym Golden and Michael Norton (wife Mona Lisa), both of Houston, TX and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, from the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Randall Gunter officiating.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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