Glenn Robert Brooks’ life was cut short by COVID-19 on September 9, 2021. Glenn was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island on June 10, 1956 to Billy Wallace Brooks and Barbara Durand Brooks. The family moved south to Brunswick, GA before settling in Folkston, in 1961. In July 1966, they moved to Gainesville, FL. Bill was Innkeeper at the new Holiday Inn West and the family had a home on the property.
Glenn attended Terwilliger Elementary, Westwood Middle, and Buchholz High School - Class of 1974.
Glenn had a passion for riding motocross and later enjoyed riding mountain bikes. He enjoyed trail riding and camping. From an early age Glenn loved music. He built an extensive collection of music, which he enjoyed sharing with family and friends. He seized every opportunity to attend live musical performances. The family lake place near Hawthorne (Bream Lake) was alive on weekends with friends and family. Through the years the Brooks house was home to many dogs and cats. Glenn never met a cat he didn’t like and often provided a home to the homeless kitten.
Glenn worked at a locally owned paint store and then as a Sales Rep for Zinsser Paints. He relocated to north Georgia and traveled many eastcoast states servicing accounts. After Glenn lost his mom, he settled into the family lake house and worked for the local Ace Hardware. His knowledge of paints and coatings and his dedication to perfection led him to work for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare as a painter for the last three years.
Glenn was a gentle soul with a warm smile, kind voice, and a great laugh! His friendship will be missed by many, but never forgotten. He is lovingly remembered by Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, their families, and many friends. A memorial is planned for March 5, 2022. Location and details will be announced.