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Noah Brooks, 73, formerly of Norman, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 in Midwest City. He was born on November 1, 1944 in Lula, OK to Isaac N. Brooks and Ruby (Duncan) Brooks.

After graduating from high school, Noah proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1970. He began his civilian career at Tinker Air Force Base, which continued until his retirement in June of 2003 after a combined service of 30+ years. In March of 2000, he married Carol (Skelly) Brooks, whom he adored. They made their life together in Norman, until recently. Together they joined Noahs three children and Carols three children into a blended family, which has produced thirteen adorable and much loved grandchildren.

Noah was a member of the American Legion and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was also an active member of CrossPointe Church, where he taught Sunday School classes, sang in the choir, and volunteered at Ranch Camp in Ada Oklahoma. Throughout his life he enjoyed shaping young peoples' lives by being a volunteer coach for various sports, teaching school, volunteering at Royal Family Kids Camp, being a youth minister for several churches, and by going to South America on mission trips. Noah was an avid reader of scriptures and applied his understanding to daily life; he never missed a chance to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

You might have seen Noah jogging to prepare for the Senior Olympics or playing golf. One of his favorite things to do was watch various OU sports like football, mens and womens basketball, and softball. Noah and Carol looked forward to attending OUs away games because of the great friends they made along the way. Noah was also a proud graduate of CSU (now UCO).

Noah is survived by: his wife Carol Brooks; two sons: Andy Brooks and his wife Amy of Edmond, OK and Brandon Leggett of Bartlesville, OK; four daughters: Julie Starry and husband Dale of Holdenville, OK, Sarah Graham and husband Tim of Piedmont, OK, Stacey Roberts and husband John of Shawnee, OK, and Tracey Mixon and husband Andy of Harrah, OK; two sisters: Sue Stidham McFerran and husband Tommy of Allen, OK and Monetta Jackson and husband Terry of Tyler, TX; his special little fur buddy, Fritz; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Noah was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Ruby Brooks.

Noah's family has entrusted his care to Tribute Memorial Care in Norman (708 24th Ave NW, 405.292.4787). Visitation will be held from 2:00 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, with his family present to receive friends from 6:00-8:00pm. A celebration of Noah's life is scheduled for 2:00pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at CrossPointe Church (2601 24th Ave. SE, Norman).

Please share special memories of Noah at www.tribute.care.
Published on November 26, 2017
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