of Jonesboro, AR
May 6, 1954 - April 4, 2021
Mr. Stephen "Steve" Brooks. passed away peacefully April 4, 2021 at the age of 66 the community. Steve was born May 5, 1954 to Melvin Russell and Helen Louise Brooks in Earle, AR. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Tim Brooks and one sister Brenda Brooks. He leaves behind two children sons Stephen Brooks Jr. and wife Courtney of Wynne, AR, and Anthony Brooks and wife Cindy of Wynne, AR Four grandchildren Ansley Brooks, Anna Brooks, Maci Brooks, and Emma Brooks. He also leaves behind two loving sisters Audrey Currie of Blackfish Lake, AR and Patsy Winders of Marion, AR.Mr. Brooks worked for a number of years as a mechanic and had a special knack of being able to fix just about anything. He was also an avid fisherman and loved being able to spend time in the outdoors pursuing his passion.
Steve Brooks was a good friend to everyone who new him. I met him way back in about 1974 when he was coming over to Parkin to swoon the girls. Once you met Brooks, you did not forget him! I crossed paths with him often in the 70’s and 80’s. Lost track of him until about ten years ago, but our friendship picked right back up and he helped me stretch fence for my pasture and a few years ago, I had the pleasure of kayaking with him up at Calico Rock. He was always a real hoot whether he was working or playing! I will miss you, Steve Brooks.
It was always a blast seeing Blue at Creegens and getting to talk to him he is and always will be one of a kind and a person everyone wants to strive to be. You will be missed Blue!
Blue, as we called him in Jonesboro, will be extremely missed by his down town Cregeens family. He worked with my grandpa, Kenneth Littlejohn, and knew my whole family. We shared a lot of memories and laughs. I'm grateful to have befriended such a wonderful person. Rest in peace, Blue!
Blues stories always brightened my visits with him, but it was the listening that always helped me feel like he truly was a friend of mine. Going back to knowing all of my family from parkin, blue always felt comfortable to be around. I'm gonna miss him and all the help and love he had to offer. Sometimes I hear his "bom bom boms" when a song that was sang at the pub comes on my own station. That smile light us when rock and roll played and the arms went to flaylin around with joy. I love you blue and I'll miss him terribly.
My deepest condolences. Steve was my cousin. I haven’t seen him in Forty years. May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻
I'm so glad Steve was part of our circle for over 40 years, you always knew if Brooks was around because you would hear him....lol....he could get loud but we all loved him dearly. He was always there if you needed him, had a heart of gold and would give you anything he had. Brooks I have so many memories of you most are good but there are also some bad but the good out weigh the bad. I wished I could have seen that big pretty smile and heard that loud voice one more time before you left this world. I have so many pictures of the good ole days and I will cherish them always. My heart goes out to Stephen, Anthony, Audrie & Patsy and their families. RIP Steve until we meet again my dear friend.....love ya!!!!
I met Blue at Cregeen’s in downtown Jonesboro having moved down from Massachusetts. I always felt he was an interesting person with many anecdotes to share with others. I introduced myself to him and it took months before either of us could understand what the other was saying. I never saw him without a big smile and kind, positive works.
We called Stephen ‘Blue’ downtown. First met him a few years ago while I was working at the pub. He was one of a kind, that’s for sure. A huge heart, kind words for everyone, and he’d do anything for you that he could. He absolutely loved live music, and he was a big supporter of local musicians. Never missed a chance to be up front rocking out with the bands. I always imagined him as the pub’s grandpa in a way. We’d developed a relationship reminiscent of family with Blue downtown in Jonesboro. He will not be forgotten, his memory will live on in all of us. My condolences to the family. May you find peace in this trying time.
Blue always treated everyone as a friend. Didn't matter if it was the first time you met him, or the fiftieth time. He'll be missed.
I never really got to know him like I would’ve liked to, but the time I was able to spend with him while at Creegans, he was always up beat and a lot of fun to be around... always up to have a great time!! RIP Blue💙
Blue was one of a kind. He was an incredibly genuine and sweet soul. He loved life and his friends so much. He was always looking out for his friends. He would often say, " you alright girl?, let me walk you home" even though I only live down the sidewalk from Creegans and across from my work at Yesdog. I never heard him say a bad thing about anyone. He will be missed by so many. My condolences to his family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family... ..RIP "Blue" You will be greatly missed.
He was always so happy to see everybody downtown, no matter what time of day. Just pleased to see you all the time. Rest easy!!!!
If you ever went to Cregeens, you were almost garunteed to run into Blue, especially when there was music or a show, and you'd always see him with a beer or a cig in his hand and that old vietnam hat on his head. He'd always ask me to have a beer with him but I hate beer, so I would drink a coke with him instead. I never got a picture with him sadly, but he'll always be in my memories. "I'll see you later girl, you be safe now!"I'll see you later blue, keep a coke cold for me up there old man, I'll always love and miss you 💙
Stephen “Blue” Brooks was a very good friend, mentor, soldier, American, citizen, and a gentleman. Many, many words are synonymous with good, and Blue should be one of them too! Blue will be sorely missed but I’m glad because I know where he went. Peace and Love my friend!
Blue was a good friend and was willing to do anything to help one of his own. About a year ago he helped me move he work along beside me all day. It was a long hard day but he wouldn’t quit until we were done. He was a good man and will be missed by many.
Always a joy to be around
Praying for God's total comfort and peace.Many prayers, respect and love to the whole family!Tim & Michelle Way- Fuller and family
I love you Uncle Steve. Rest in peace. Praying for the rest of the family
Steve was one of a kind and a good friend who I didn't get to see nearly as much as I did when we were younger.I If he considered you a friend then you had a real friend. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it and you wouldn't have to ask. He could get loud at times, but that was Steve, and I wouldn't expect anything less from him. He was the life of the party and always smiling and laughing and when he walked in the door you knew everything's gonna be turned up a notch. Fly high my old friend and I will see you again one day.