December 15, 1980 - June 10, 2019
Jimmy Dale Brooks, age 38 and a resident of Thomas, died early Monday morning June 10, 2019 following an ATV accident, doing what he loved, which was spending time in the fox pen with his dogs and friends. Jimmy Dale loved his dogs and had them for any type of hunting including fox hounds, coon hounds, deer hounds and many beagles. His favorite place to be was in the woods when “they got rollin” on the chase. Jimmy also had hundreds of chickens and many other farm animals. He had recently retired after a career with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Jimmy always had a kind heart and cared for those in need during tough times or during a stay in the hospital.
Survived by: Son: Zachary Brooks of Thomas; Daughter: Faith Brooks of Thomas; Parents: Jimmy G. Brooks and Adrine Sumrall Brooks of Pine; Sister and Brother in law: Melanie and Steve Lott of Franklinton; Fiance: Heidi Thomas and her sons Devin Thomas and D.J. Thomas; Former Wife and Mother of his Children: Amy Joann Gaines Brooks of Pine; Father in law and Mother in law: Wayne and Sheila Gaines and their children: Kevin and Vickie Gaines, Tracy and Chad Thomas and their families; Nieces and Nephews: Tyler Thomas, Tori Thomas, Katie Thomas, Kate and Addison, Camrin and Kassie; Grandmother: Pauline Mulford; Grandmother in law: Odeal Gaines; Special Friends: Drew Taylor, Ed Scott; Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Dorman Sumrall, grandparents Hulon Brooks and Christine Tarver Brooks, an aunt Irene Blalock and many other family members.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday June 13th from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm and after 10:00 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Friday with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. W.J. Holland officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Tabernacle Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Drew Taylor, Justin Cleland, Jason Bankston, Matt Polk, Chuck Thomas, Mike Ingram, Heath Spears, Sam Bailey
Honorary Pallbearers: Vance Curtis, Wayne Gaines, Devin Thomas, D.J. Thomas