James H. Brooks, 86, of Jamestown, NY, died Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.
A lifelong resident of the area, he was born October 23, 1935 in Arkwright, NY, one of ten children of the late Peter and Virginia Tylock Brooks.
Prior to his retirement, he spent his career in the automotive industry as a salesman for Ed Shults Chevrolet for many years and had previously worked for the former Berglund Chevrolet. Later he enjoyed working for Todd’s Gas Buggies in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania.
He will be remembered as someone who enjoyed being outdoors as an avid hunter and golfer. He enjoyed spending time at his camp in Frewsburg, NY and enjoyed playing in golf tournaments with his son Steve. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveling to Buffalo and North Carolina for family visits. He was a former member of Jamestown Eagles Lodge, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Viking Lodge, Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion, Celoron, NY, Carroll Rod & Gun Club, and Blueberry Hill Country Club.
Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Sally L. Johnson Brooks, whom he married on February 15, 1958, three children: Kathleen Klaskov of Grand Island, NY, Linda Brooks-Mekus of Jamestown, Steven (Shawn) Brooks of The Villages , FL , five grandchildren: Travis (Colleen) Smith of Grand Island, NY, Korinne Kesler of Rochester, NY, Tyler (Ashley) Mekus of Blasdell, NY, Kaylee Brooks of Willow Spring, NC, Kyle Brooks of Holly Springs, NC, six great grandchildren: Sampson Kesler, Sawyer Kesler, Carly Smith, Madison Smith, Jackson Smith, Grant Mekus, two brothers: Gordon (Mary) Brooks, Donald Brooks both of Spring, TX, and one sister, Joyce Josephson of Cassadaga, NY.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Alfred, Richard and Robert Brooks, and three sisters: Esther Stewart, Betty Johnson and Patricia Slawson.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Visits will not be observed.
Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk St. Jamestown, NY 14701 or the Lutheran Foundation, 715 Falconer St. Jamestown, NY 14701.
You can leave words of condolence for Jim’s family at www.lindfuneralhome.com