David Brooks Death, Obituary – It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Brother David Brooks. David peacefully left us last Friday, August 25th, at the age of 57. We have just been informed by one of his three sons that the viewing will take place today, Wednesday, at Skinner Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held in his memory at Skinner Funeral Home – Lansing, located at 101 W. Jolly, Lansing, MI 48910. Today’s visitation hours are from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and later from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Another visitation will be held tomorrow, Thursday, August 31st, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
The memorial service to celebrate David’s life is scheduled for Thursday, August 31st, at 11:00 AM at Skinner Funeral Home – Lansing. It will be a time to remember, honor, and cherish the life of a man who touched the hearts of many.
Born on October 31, 1965, David’s life journey took him through various experiences. Adopted and raised by William and Linda (Alexander) Brooks Jr. in Grayling, Michigan, he attended Grayling High School and graduated in the class of 1984. He found his calling as an ironworker and became a union member for Local 25, contributing to the construction of notable structures like the World Trade Center in New York, Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, and The Big House in Ann Arbor.
David was not just defined by his profession. He had a passion for working with dogs, owning and operating Calm Your Paws dog training. He dedicated countless hours to the cause of Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, demonstrating his compassionate nature. His interests spanned from competitive archery awards to bow hunting, and he cherished his time playing fantasy football with his sons. David’s love for the Detroit Lions was well-known and his zest for life made him an unforgettable figure in the lives of many.
In his memory, David leaves behind his partner, Amy Brooks, their children – Ben, Bailey, and Blake Brooks – as well as his father, William Brooks Jr., sister Cheryl Veres, and beloved nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his mother, Linda Thomas, and infant sister, Heidi Brooks.
As we gather to remember and honor David’s life, let us find strength in the shared memories, the love he gave, and the legacy he leaves behind. His presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.