May 3, 1940 - Oct. 15, 2009
in The Huntsville Times from October 20 to October 21, 2009
For 38 years, Brooks
worked for the Department of Defense as a logistician and fielding specialist
primarily in the Hawk and Multiple Launch Rocket System missile programs.
During this time, he was inducted into the Order of Saint Barbara. For
several years, Brooks was a member of the Alabama National Guard. In addition,
since 1962, Brooks worked as a tax accountant in the family business,
Moorehead Tax Service.
Brooks was predeceased in death by his parents; sisters, Bobbie McPeters
and Goldie Scott; brother, James Gentle; mother-in-law, Mildred Moorehead;
niece, Jo Ann Fowler; and nephew, Bennie Harbin.
Brooks is survived by his wife, Dr. Linda Moorehead Gentle; son, Edward
Brooks Gentle II and wife Michel; daughters, Amy Gentle Grubb and husband
Brooke and Jessica Gentle Koebel and husband Allen; grandsons, Edward
Brooks Gentle III, Jesse Alexander Gentle, and Joshua and Austin Koebel;
granddaughters, Kristi Michel, Lisa Ford, and Jessie Koebel; and two great-grandchildren;
sisters, Bea Turberfield, Dorothy Stubblefield, and Essie Gentle; brother,
Carter Gentle; several nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
The family expresses special tribute to his nephews, Paul and wife Mona
McPeters, Gary Parton, and Jimmy Durham; sisters, Bea and Dorothy; and
niece, Pauline Tielking.
Brooks was a member of Randolph Church of Christ. A memorial service for
him will be held at Randolph Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.
The family will receive guests at the church beginning at 1 p.m. There
will be a meal following the memorial service at the Gentle home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in his name to Agape
of North Alabama, 2813 Mastin Lake Road N.W., Huntsville, AL 35810 or
your favorite charity.