Shelby Terry Brooks

September 3, 1943 - November 9, 2018
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Shelby Terry Brooks, 75, of Arlington, Texas passed away on, Friday, November 9, 2018. He was born on September 3, 1943 in Paducah, Kentucky to Henry Benton and Mary Evelyn Brooks.
Shelby was a loving and giving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, barbecuing, playing computer chess and hearts, and playing Risk and Uno. Shelby was known to "bust out" in spontaneous loud singing anytime and anywhere.
Most of notably, Shelby was a devoted Christian man. When he wasn’t working, he was doing things for the Lord. Shelby was an active Gideon and had a real passion for passing out bibles and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Brooks, and Mary Brooks; daughter, Theresa Carroll; brothers, Ronnie Joyce, and Gerald Brooks.
Shelby is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Brooks; children, Jason Brooks and wife, Nadia, Jeff Hobbs and wife, Monica, Scarlet Ellington and husband, Rick; siblings, June Mitchell and husband, Ralph, Dixie Lee Downs; grandchildren, Andy, Nicholas, Samantha, Taylor, Jessica, Ashley, and Tommy; among numerous other family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, November 14th in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 11:15 am on Thursday, November 15th at Lamar Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. Interment will immediately follow at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. The Family has asked in lieu of flowers donations be made to Lamar Baptist Church.

Service Information

Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 11:15 am

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Gary & Jane Weaver
Gahanna, OH
Jane and I are sorry to hear of your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your families.  gary & jane
Debbie Anderson
Fort Worth, TX
Karen, Jason and all of Shelby's family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss on this earth, but happy for Shelby's heavenly gain! What a precious man he was and a very sweet friend of Burl's! My prayers for you at this time and in the coming days! Debbie
Lu Cantu
Dallas, TX
I am deeply saddened by this news.  Shelby was not only an amazing human being, he was my mentor for many years.  I will miss him more than words can express.  Rest in peace.
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