Raymond T. Brooks (2018-10-25 14:55:18)

Raymond T. Brooks, age 94, of Phillips Branch Road, Vilas, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2018, at his home

Raymond was born May 9, 1924 in Accoville, West Virginia, son of the late William Brooks and Etta Plumley Brooks. He married his beloved wife Margaret on February 10, 1945 in Lawrence County, Ohio. He was a member of the United States Air Force for 23 years. He was a veteran of World War II. Raymond was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. After retiring from the Air Force, he had a career at the United States Postal Service.

Raymond is survived three children, Bobbi Viehman and husband Eric of Marathon, Florida, Mary Brooks Friedman and husband Nick of Vilas, and Raymond T. Brooks, Jr. and wife Smokey; and three grandchildren, Nick, Jr., Clinton and wife Karen, and Erica, and five great-grandchildren, Hailey, Zoe, Maddox, Noah, and Rylee.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Margaret; eight brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services for Raymond T. Brooks will be conducted Friday afternoon, October 26, 2018, at 2:00 o'clock, at Willow Valley Baptist Church.
The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Ray Greene. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by the United States Air Force, will follow in Willow Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 90, 135 Bear Trail Lane, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Brooks family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.