Goldsboro – John Jasper Brooks, 79, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
John was born in Ohio on September 12, 1932 to the late Donnie Brooks and Effie Lilly Brooks. He was the owner and operator of Rohr Tire. John served his country in the United States Air Force for 25 years retiring as a major. He was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge and was one of the founders of the Civil Air Patrol at the Goldsboro Municipal Airport.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed with a funeral service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Steve Wellman officiating. Interment will follow at Wayne Memorial Park with full military honors.
John is survived his wife, Eugenia Rohr Brooks; his son Jerry Brooks and Deborah Brown of Goldsboro; his daughters; Vikki Blalock and Jerry of Talladega and Jenny Jaber of Raleigh; his brother, Charles T. Brooks of Georgia; his sisters, Laura Beech of Kentucky and Lilly Herring of SC; his fourteen grandchildren and great grandchild, Kaelyn Brooks.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Charles Brooks.