Gayle Brooks

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Mountain Home Baptist Church
1960 Glenbriar Dr
Mountain Home, AR  72653
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
10-11:00am
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Mountain Home Baptist Church
1960 Glenbriar
Mountain Home, AR  72653
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
11:00am
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Gideons International

Gayle Brooks

of Mountain Home, AR

May 7, 2022

Gayle Brooks, 92, of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away in his home on Saturday, May 7, 2022. He was born on June 18, 1929 in Edgar, Nebraska to parents Harry and Gladys (Beck) Brooks.

In his younger years, Gayle worked as an electrician at a steel mill and at Great Western Sugar Company in Kansas and Colorado. In his later years, he felt called to preach and would often preach in various churches. He pastored Baptist churches in Elizabeth, Colorado and at the First Baptist Church of Cotter, Arkansas, Lakeview Baptist Church outside of Mountain Home, and most recently the Clarkridge Baptist Church of Clarkridge, Arkansas until his death.

Gayle always loved to be with his family and friends. He loved the Lord with his whole heart and his greatest desire was to preach and teach others about Jesus. He and Alice traveled to Michigan, North Carolina, Alabama, and Colorado where he would preach revivals. They also traveled to South Dakota to do mission work as well.

Gayle loved to share his love of fishing with lots of people and take them out on the river on his boat. He enjoyed hunting for deer, and not only did he hunt them, but he also had a knack for hitting more than one deer in the same month with both his vehicles, as well as a couple of horses along the way. Like the Energizer bunny, he managed to survive all of his injuries. He enjoyed woodworking and spent many hours in his shop building things. He loved music and taught himself how to play the dulcimer and he would sing and play at various church events. He was also an excellent gardener.

Gayle is survived by his wife, Alice, of 35 years; 5 children, Phyllis Monroe, Kathryn (John) Cross, Ramona (Bob) Newman, Connie Bell and Rodney Brooks; 2 stepchildren, Richard (Leny) Greenlee and Jeanie (Ed) Bard; sister, Joyce Bennett; brother, Gary (Dee) Brooks and brother-in-law, Jack Stromer of Nebraska. He also had a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. He will be missed by multiple nieces and nephews as well. He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Gordon and Roland "Bud" Brooks; 2 sisters, Barbara Rynearson and Darlene Stromer; daughter, Twila Van Dell; 2 grandsons, Brian Freel and Joey Monroe and 2 stepsons, Jack Greenlee and Robert Greenlee.

A visitation will be between 10:00-11:00am Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Mountain Home Baptist Church with funeral services to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gideon International. Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook at rollerfuneralhomes.com. Also, visit Roller Mountain Home Facebook page to see a live stream of the service.

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29 Condolence(s)
Candace Arnold
Mountain Home, AR
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Monday, May 16, 2022

I will miss your sense of humor, and the joy with which you faced life.

victor monroe
pueblo, CO
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

I will always love and I will miss you

Rodney R Brooks
Loveland, CO
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Love You Miss You. You are my inspiration.

Phyllis monroe
pueblo, CO
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

I will always love and miss know he my dad. I iknow he graduated from this to his new life above. maybe rest in peace and enjoy the rest of your family.

Linda Paulus
Northlake, TX
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with your family! He sounded like a wonderful man. Hugs Alice and Jeanie.

Julia Burk
Richardson, TX
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Praying for Alice and all of your family at this time of loss. In Him, Julia 🙏

Marie Greenlee McClure
Kenduskeag, ME
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Words can not express the feelings I have at the loss of Gayle. He was the only Grandfather our kids knew. I know that he will continue to look over our kids from Heaven along with their father Bob (Robert Greenlee). Sending love and prayers to Alice and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Gayle

Tommy & Mary L. Brashers
Jordan, AR
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Bro. Gayle was a wonderful Christian Man. Him and Miss Alice were two of the first loving people I met when I came to Arkansas in the end of November 2018. He married Tommy and I December 2, 2018 with a beautiful ceremony in Cotter Church. Then they gave us a reception at their home which we will never forget.
Tommy used to do all the mechanical work they needed and many other things.
Miss Alice we love you with all our Heart and keeping you and the family in our prayers. A great man will truly be missed.

Sue Badzek
Gassville, AR
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Dear Alice and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences, sympathies, prayers and love. I thought of Gayle almost as a second Dad, as he reminded me so much of my own who passed in 2005. I know he is with Jesus right now, rejoicing with God and the Angles above. He will be missed, his big heart, his humor and his mischievous ways. He loved his Lord first and foremost and never lost faith. He loved his family and friends and his church family...also with the same passion. Gayle was amazing and will always have a very special place in my heart forever and when I find him on those golden shores, he will get a big hug and a reminder of how much I love him. And Alice you remind me of my Grandma, her name was Alice too. She was actually the neighbor, close friend and babysitter, but she treated me like a Granddaughter, and raised me as such. My real grandparents on both sides of my family were gone, long before I was born. So she became my Grandma. She taught me a lot of things like baking, washing dishes, dusting, sweeping and more. I took her flowers every spring as soon as they were in bloom. If my flowers would bloom like they did for my mom and you were closer I would be bringing some to you...as well. I wish I could. Gayle would have so much in common with both of my parents. Mom was excellent at gardening and flowers too. Dad could graft fruit trees and get them going. I hope Gayle finds my folks and has a chance to get to know them up above. I know Gayle is not hurting anymore, he is restored from all the aliments that bothered him here in life. And I know he is having s great time, as God I am sure without a doubt has told him well done my faithful servant. My hat is off to him for preaching and attending church as much as he could right to the end. Amazing man. Alice rest assured we will see him again. I thank God for bringing you both to our church. I bet he is up there giving Bob and the rest of our church members who have gone on, a big hug and howdy. You all can be proud and thankful for Gayle as husband, father, grandfather, Uncle, Cousin, brother in law, and more. Gayle is awesome. Alice you are a sweetheart too, and I dearly love you. You are a gem as well and don't you forget it.
Our church family is and was blessed big time when you came to us. Thank you God. Love you all Sue

Sue Badzek
Gassville, AR
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Dear Alice and Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences, sympathies, prayers and love. I know Gayle is with Jesus right now, and in a much better place. But please know I looked on him and thought of him almost like a second dad. He reminded me a lot of my dad who passed in 2005. I came to love you both so much Alice. You remind me some of my Grandma Alice....who helped raise me. She was actually a close neighbor and friend, and babysitter. But she treated me as a granddaughter and since mine was gone on both sides she became Grandma. Just know I love you and though the world of you and Gayle. My hat's off to Gayle for preaching right up to the end as much as he could. God I am sure will tell him well done. He has helped me a lot and I hope to see him again someday and when I do he will get a big hug! You both have a special place in my heart. Love you Alice. And to the family...be proud Gayle was your Dad, Grandpa and always and foremost never let a day go by without thinking of him. He will always be alive in your heart until we meet again on God's golden shores. And take very good care of Alice, both are very special folks. May Jesus be with you now and may he help you through the difficult times ahead. Love you all, Sue

Brandy Vasquez
Loveland, CO
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Monday, May 9, 2022

I love you grandpa and I will miss you.

Cheryl Popple & Joyce Bennett
Axtell, NE
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Gayle was such a caring man. He called his sister (Joyce) once a week for the past couple of years. He was always so positive during these calls as if he didn't have a care in the world! I know mom always felt better after talking with Gayle. I am sure when those pearly gates in heaven opened for him, he rejoiced! He will be missed by so many loved ones that he left behind. Rest in Peace Uncle Gayle. Prayers go out to his family and especially Aunt Alice. Cherish and hang onto all of the great memories.

Eldon Cooper
Mountain Home, AR
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Alice and the family,

I pray you feel the Lord's presence and love during this difficult time. I know Brother Gayle is in a better place with Jesus; he has no more pain and no more tears. We who are born again believers in Christ Jesus have the hope and promise from God's Word that we will see him again!

Joyce Wallace joycewallace53@gmail.com 532
Clark ridgeat, AR
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Mark and Peggy Rynearson
Blountsville, AL
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Will miss him. He married us on May 5th 1990 but only after he approved the union.

Michael Bard
Newport News, VA
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Our deepest sorrows for the loss of Grandpa Gayle. He will be missed, we know he was such a blessing to so many. We are praying for Granny and the rest of the family as they grieve and celebrate the life of a good man. We will miss Gayle’s useful and humorous gifts during the Christmas season. It created a tradition we will never forget.

Michelle and Virgil Hoffman
Littleton, CO
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Uncle Gayle, you’ll be very much missed by your family, friends and congregation. I’m sure you’re having quite the reunion in heaven, enjoy. Aunt Alice you are in our thought and prayers.

Jessie, Andrew, Jadeyn and Carley Mitchell (Bennett)
Hastings, NE
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Rest in piece Great Uncle Gayle! I have enjoyed all your hunting and fishing stories over the years. You have touched so many lives!

Connie Bell
Loveland, CO
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Monday, May 9, 2022

I will always love my dad it will always be in my heart very much
But his favorite thing to do is call and ask you when I was coming out to make him some cookies

Erica Nowlin
Mountain Home, AR
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Grandpa I will love you and miss you so much

Diane S Jameson
Morrison, CO
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Troy and I are thinking of you and the family. So sorry for your loss.

Jacob Stromer
Lyons, NE
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Monday, May 9, 2022

He was my brother- in-law, also a friend. He will be missed.

Robert and Marsha Gentert
Littleton, CO
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Sending our love and support to Uncle Gayle’s family. Knowing that he is with our Lord and his family. His “graduation day” as he always called death. Blessings to the family and especially Aunt Alice.

Sandy Zabel
Kansas City, MO
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Monday, May 9, 2022

My prayers are with you Alice

Kiara Proa
Carrollton, MS
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Monday, May 9, 2022

I will forever miss your great grandpa. I miss you so much. You are an amazing role model, you touch the lives of everyone around you. I love you so much.

Kathryn M Cross
loveland, CO
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Dad I will always love and miss you.

Sandra Olson
Mountain Home, AR
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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Gayle was a Big man with a Big heart and he loved our Lord. Alice, you and your family have my sympathy. He will be missed by many.

Robert Saylor
Mountain Home, AR
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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Thank you for all the lives that you changed. May you rest in Gods loving arms.

Amy S Butcher
Greeley, CO
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Sunday, May 8, 2022

I love you my kind sweet loving grandpa.Youll be in my heart forever and always I love you and will always miss your love and guidance.Rest in paradise!