Most Excellent Grand High Priest

A tremendous loss for our masonry occurs when an companion releases his mortal coil and enters that house not made with hands. It is with great sadness that we issue the following report.

G.H.P. Eldon Lee Brooks
Most Excellent Grand High Priest

GHP Year: 1991 - 1992
Home Chapter: Handley Ch. 479
Birth Date: December 20, 1933
Death Date: April 14, 2010


Eldon Lee Brooks of Granbury, 76, passed away Monday, April 12, 2010, in Granbury.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Granbury First United Methodist Church.

Memorials: Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington, Texas; Granbury First United Methodist Church Building Fund; charity of choice.

Mr. Brooks was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Amarillo, to Rester Arleigh Brooks, Sr. and Ava Helveston Brooks. He married Janice Gay Parrish, June 13, 1952, in Ardmore, Okla.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Granbury Masonic Lodge #392 and Past Master of Handley Masonic Lodge #1140.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rester Arleigh Brooks, Jr. and Malcolm Helveston Brooks.

Survivors: Wife, Janice Brooks of Granbury; children, Carolyn Cox of Garland, James Brooks and wife, Ann, of Arlington, Susan Taylor and husband, David, of Bedford, Ava Martinez and husband, Gilbert, of Bonham, Lori Carney and husband, Terry, of Granbury, Jeanne Brooks Neville and husband, George, of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Otis Brooks and wife, Clara, of Granbury; sister, Mary Lynn Gosney and husband, Bill, of Junction; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Brooks of Fort Worth; nieces and nephews.

Wiley Funeral Home made arrangements.

Source: Hood County News