Date: May 23, 2016 06:45PM
KINSTON | Lawrence Grady Brooks, 78, of Kinston, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul F. Brooks and Ruebell T. Brooks. Lawrence attended high school at Jones Central in Trenton, where he graduated in 1956. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1956-1961. Lawrence started college in Oregon at Portland State College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1961.
He worked with Piedmont Airlines from 1961-1989, where he retired as Director of European Operations in London, England.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Patricia May Brooks, of the home; daughters, Debbie Brooks Rouse of LaGrange; step-daughter, Sheri Hussey Benson and husband Mike of Greenville; sisters, Nellie Memory of Goldsboro, Jean Morris of Greenville; brothers, Phillip Brooks of Kinston, Jimmy Brooks of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Crystal Martinez, Michael Fleming, Payton Dunavant and Caleb Benson; great-grandson, Sergio Martinez; as well as a good friend, Dick Cherry.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Queen Street United Methodist Church. Pastor Allen Bingham will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Queen Street United Methodist Church, 500 N Queen St. Kinston, NC, 28501. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com.