Robert William Brooks
Robert William Brooks, 68, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2017 in Friendswood, Texas after a lengthy illness. Robert, who was fondly known as "Bob", was born to Harry William and Mary Catherine Brooks on February 12, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Highlands High School in 1967 and attended San Antonio College.
Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1972. After being honorably discharged, he received a B.S. degree from Texas State University in May, 1976.
On June 4, 1976, Bob married his sweetheart, Nancy
Van Scoder in San Antonio, Texas. They were blessed with two children, Sarah and Timothy Brooks.
Bob began his career as a computer programmer at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1977. He accepted a job with Singer Link in the Houston area in 1979. Bob received numerous quota club awards while employed as an account sales executive in the Houston area. After retirement, Bob worked for Redwing Shoe Store in Pasadena, Texas until 2014.
During his leisure time Bob enjoyed playing golf. He was a long time member of South Shore Country Club in League City, Texas.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mary Catherine Brooks. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Brooks, children, Sarah Brooks Rhoads, son, Timothy Brooks and wife, Valerie.
Siblings include his brother, John Brooks and wife, Debbie Kothmann, sister, Melissa Seitze and husband, David, nieces, Madeline Seitze, and Christy Brooks-Ishmael and husband, Scott.
Other survivors include his father-in-law, Elton Van Scoder, sister-in-law, Donna Carlton and husband, Casey.
Bob never met a stranger and had a great sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, and brother. Bob will truly be missed by his family and friends.
A visitation with the family took place from
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Clear Lake Church of Christ in Houston, Texas which was followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment was at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed in honor of Bob to Lifeline Chaplaincy in Houston or Texas State University Department of Athletics Women's Golf team.