A graveside funeral service for A.L. “Boots” Brooks, 99, of Alto will be held Saturday, January 23, at 10:30 AM at the Alto City Cemetery with Bro. John Black officiating. Mr. Brooks passed away Thursday, January 21, in Wells, Texas. Boots was born October 13, 1921 in Alto to Arthur Brooks and Gladys Finch Brooks. He lived in Houston for many years and moved back to Alto where he lived for the last 30 or more years. Boots was a member of the A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church in Alto and had worked for many years as an insurance salesman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II and was in Pearl Harbor when the attack of the U.S. Naval fleet occurred. Boots was a member of the Alto Masonic Lodge #83 and loved hunting and fishing and his two dogs, Boy and Girl.. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Louise Brooks, brothers Pete Brooks, R.L. Brooks, W.A. Brooks, Travis Brooks and Arthur Brooks and sister Madelyn Sharp. Boots is survived by daughter and husband Belissa and Robert Hicks of Alto and sisters Shirley Meeks and Nancy Brooks of Mineola. No visitation will be held.
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