Oct. 15, 1937—Oct. 9, 2015 Raymond "R.V." Brooks, 77, of Crossville, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at Cumberland House in Crossville. He was born Oct. 15, 1937, in Dandridge, TN, son of the late Ivy Joe Brooks and Trula (Dalton) Brooks. R.V. worked as an electrician and was a member of the Deep Springs Baptist Church in Dandridge, TN. He was also a Mason in Dandridge, TN. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Brooks, Crossville; son, Joe Brooks, Crossville; daughter, Angie Ruth Portillo, Sevierville, TN; step-son, Eric S. Lindsey, Crossville; step-son, Rodney W. Lindsey, Crossville; step-daughter, Pamela Sanders, Crossville; and sister, JoAnn Rector, Hebbertsburg, TN. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren who loved him. In addition to his parents, R.V. was preceded in death by his sons, David Leon Brooks and Roy Dale Brooks; daughter, Debbie Scarbrough; brother, Nathan Brooks; and sisters, Viola French and Wanda Brown. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, with Bro. Shane Williams officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rodney Lindsey, Christopher Lindsey, David Richards, Joshua Brooks, David Reagan and Justin Sanders. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  October 13, 2015