Robert Lee Brooks: June 29, 1947 – May 9, 2019



Robert Lee Brooks was born June 29, 1947 in Torrence, Calif. He passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side on May 9, 2019.

He grew up in Nebraska. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 and soon found the love of his life, Shari Beth Robinson; they married on June 4, 1966.

They had three children, Tina, Anna and Robby. They raised the children as Bob was working in the Navy. The military took him to many places over those years, but in 1980 the family settled in the small town of Oak Harbor, Wash. After years there, Bob was deployed again to the USS Constellation until he retired in 1986.

In years to come, he started Brooks Auto Upholstery and quickly expanded to Brooks Auto Restoration. He practically lived at the shop.

Bob was the most knowledgeable and witty man. His heart spilled over with love to every person he encountered, helping anyone in need.

He was the best husband, father, grandfather and friend anyone could have.

He had a total of six grandchildren, and he loved each and every one dearly. Alexandria, Ethan, Isabella and Christophor from Tina and Michael Gudgel, Austin and Ashley from Anna and Henry Reola. He loved being a grandparent and being a part of their lives.

He is now reunited with the ones he loved and lost. May the Lord be with him.

Bob and Shari will be interred at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at Tahoma National Cemetery.

More in Obituaries

Stephen Elzy Thomas: Dec. 9, 1947 – Feb. 3, 2020

Stephen Elzy Thomas, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and… Continue reading

Marjorie Killeaney: May 21, 1924 – Feb. 21, 2020

Marjorie Killeaney, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away on Feb. 21, 2020.… Continue reading

Kevin Patrick Faris, Sr.: May 31, 1955 – Jan. 29, 2020

Kevin Patrick Faris, Sr., age 64, of Ellijay, Ga., passed away after… Continue reading

Maynard Lowell Bos: March 10, 1942 – Feb. 12, 2020

Maynard Lowell Bos, 77, longtime Oak Harbor, Wash., resident, passed away at… Continue reading

Susan P. Zaveruha, RN: May 19, 1947 – Feb. 6, 2020

Susan Zaveruha, R.N., 72, of Coupeville, Wash., passed away on Feb. 6,… Continue reading

Michael Lynn Delph: March 17, 1956 – Feb. 10, 2020

Michael Lynn Delph, age 62, longtime Oak Harbor, Wash., resident, passed away… Continue reading

Tina Fort: Died Feb. 5, 2020

Following a long, courageous battle with cancer, Mrs. Tina Fort, a longtime… Continue reading

Leah Mae Hartley: March 24, 1942 – Dec. 31, 2019

Leah was born March 24, 1942 in Porterville, Calif. to Bob and… Continue reading

Victor N. Jones: May 2, 1930 – Feb. 1, 2020

Victor N. Jones, 89 of Anacortes, Wash., died on Saturday, Feb. 1,… Continue reading

Most Read