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Dennis Reeves Brooks

1958 ~ 2019 (age 60)

Dennis Reeves Brooks, 60, passed away peacefully in his home on January 4, 2019 after a long illness with cancer.

Born to B.R. Brooks and Sara June Johnson on October 16, 1958 in Geneva, AL. Dennis worked at Watford’s Service Station and Dolly Madison Bakery for several years before employment with Norbord in Valley, AL.

He is preceeded in death by his father; brother, Timothy; stepfather, Brooks Johnson Sr; and brother in law, Sam Gladwell.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter Devin Poteat (Robert) Minot, ND; grandson, Ethan; brothers, Terry (Shelia) Phenix City, Larry (Joyce) Phenix City, Bruce (Genie) Ft. Walton, FL and Brooks Johnson Jr. Harris County, GA; sister Judy Lyons (Skipper) Phenix City, AL; sisters in law, Janet Gladwell, Hinesville, GA and Jeannie Rodriguez (Jesus) Denver, CO; father and mother in law, Herman and Ruby Hudson, Phenix City, AL.

Dennis was most proud of becoming a grandfather to Ethan. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching Alabama football and being outdoors.

In lieu of flowers, if inclined, a donation to the American Cancer Society or Columbus Hospice of Georgia and Alabama is welcomed.

A private graveside service will be held 1:00pm ET Monday, January 7, 2019 at Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, AL.

Special thanks to Columbus Hospice of Georgia and Alabama, Kristy Thorsen, RN, CHPN; Carissa Manning, LMSW; Daniel Mitchell, M.Div and Pamela Williams, CNA.

A special thank you to Chuck Pope, friend to Dennis.


What Cancer Cannot Do

It cannot cripple Love

It cannot shatter Hope

It cannot corrode Faith

It cannot destroy Peace

It cannot kill Friendship

It cannot suppress Memories

It cannot silence Courage

It cannot invade the Soul

It cannot steal eternal Life

It cannot conquer the Spirit

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Columbus Hospice House
7020 Moon Road, Columbus GA 31909
Tel: 1-706-569-7992

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