Gregory Brooks

Obituary of Gregory Wayne Brooks

In Loving Memory of Gregory Wayne Brooks, born July 23rd, 1960. A loving husband, devoted father, and a remarkable individual, he passed away suddenly on Dec 30th, 2023. He leaves behind a legacy of warmth, compassion, and a profound love for life.

Gregory is truly loved by every one of us and will be forever in our hearts and minds. He was a true outdoorsman with a passion for nature. His appreciation for the world around him was infectious, inspiring all who knew him to cherish the beauty of the great outdoors. He had a love and fascination for all animals, wild and domesticated and would have loved to run with the elk in Estes Park.

In his career, he not only excelled as a real estate agent but also delighted in the art of cooking. His culinary skills brought joy to countless clients, friends, and family members. He had a love of feeding people, as the residents of Good Samaritan Society Assisted Living in Estes Park can attest to. As sous chef, stories abound of the individual care he took in preparing everyday meals and holiday buffets for the residents.

Gregory’s dedication extended beyond his family and profession. He put boundless energy into the North Port Soccer League, serving as volunteer youth soccer coach for 13 years, encouraging his daughters and other players to work hard and enjoying many victories. In 2018 he became “the” volunteer cook on weekends where he served more than 500 families.

He was known for his humor, compassion, and unwavering willingness to help those in need within his community. He had an innate ability to connect with people, making them feel seen, valued, and understood. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and a devotee of the Senior Pastor Phil Sheffield who supported and guided him.

One of Gregory’s biggest accomplishments was being a father. He considered himself lucky to have his three children. They always looked up to him and still do to this day. He was always there for them through their ups and downs and taught them how important it is to enjoy the things that life has to offer. Through the good and bad it was clear that he wholeheartedly loved his family.

He is survived by his children Justin Brooks, Palm Harbor, Florida; Taylor Brooks and Somer Brooks, North Port, Florida; his wife Jeannie Brooks, North Port, Florida; his mother Mariann Grimm, Hagerstown, Maryland; his father James Brooks, and stepmother, Carol, Shelburne, Vermont; his sister Deborah Brooks (spouse Mark Ferguson), Huntingtown, Maryland: his brother Scott Brooks (spouse Susan), Williston, Vermont and nephew Tyler Brooks, Charleston, South Carolina and also beloved friends Kim Brooks, mother of Justin, Palm Harbor, Florida and Linda Mitchell, Estes Park, Colorado.

Gregory touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. In his memory, let us honor his legacy by cherishing the beauty of nature, extending a helping hand to others, and sharing a meal with loved ones.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a Go Fund Me page to assist Gregory’s children with their continuing education

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