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Larry L. Brooks

May 20, 1942 — August 17, 2019

Larry L. Brooks of Cozad passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Emerald Nursing and Rehab in Cozad at the age of 77.  Larry was born May 20, 1942 in Cozad, Nebraska to Alvin 'Pete' and Violet (Etherton) Brooks. He graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 1960. He married Thelma Jeanne Bates in Cozad, Nebraska on November 20, 1968. Larry was an Aircraft Mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. Following his retirement from the military, Larry worked for Cozad Hay Mill, Nebraska Plastics, Mid State Aviation, Overton Sand and Gravel and custom hauled corn during harvest. Larry was an active member of the Cozad Optimist Club where he fixed bikes and played Santa Claus.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeanne; and his In-laws, Austin and Thelva Bates. Survivors include his son, Michael Brooks of Cozad; brothers, Douglas (Kyla) Brooks of Kearney and David (Ann) Brooks of Yuma, AZ; sisters, Phyllis Brooks of Cozad and Connie (Rod) Donner of Cozad; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be shared at A memorial service will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jill Boyd officiating. Cremation was chosen. Graveside service with military honors will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Thedford, Nebraska. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.

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